The owners of a house on Attunga Street, Dalmeny were devastated to find many of their special solar-powered Christmas lights had been stolen overnight on Wednesday, December 6.
The theft was all the more distressing due to the fact they go to trouble each year of putting up special solar-powered lights that recharge during the day.
The owners, who do not want to be identified by name, purchased their lights online from a dedicated solar light shop in Brisbane, and have them shipped down during the year.
“They are top of the range and have many settings. They will last for years, unless of course, someone has the audacity to steal them from you. The batteries in them are also best quality re-chargeable,” they told the Narooma News.
“A word of warning though – please don’t return this season, unless, of course, you are bringing them back, in which case you could pick up one of the attachments you dropped in our driveway and a set of instructions if you like. We have installed high-tech security cameras now, and all the other sets of lights have been made thief proof. Merry Christmas to you.”
Luckily the whole display at 43 Attunga Street had not been put out as yet, but the residents after the recent theft are now wondering if it's worth it.
A report was made to the police assistance line and anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or call the Narooma police on 4476 2044.
The Narooma News is also compiling a list and map of Christmas light houses worth checking out, so email your favourite house locations to email@example.com