Vinnies: this has to stop

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup St Vinnies retail manager Brenda Courtenay-Clack with one of the donation bins.
Camera IconManjimup St Vinnies retail manager Brenda Courtenay-Clack with one of the donation bins. Credit: Tari Jeffers

A Manjimup business aimed at supporting people is fed up with the weekly vandalism and theft that is hindering its ability to help the community.

Manjimup St Vinnies has been the ongoing victim of theft as clothes are being stolen and vandalised and donation bins are upturned at least once a week.

St Vinnies retail manager Brenda Courtenay-Clack said she was fed up with the the business being targeted constantly.

“Even with donations that have been left at the back door over the weekend, people have taken whole bags,” she said.

“When the wheelie bins are full and we bring them in, the other donation bins get trashed in retaliation.”

Clothes strewn about in front of the donation bins last week.
Camera IconClothes strewn about in front of the donation bins last week. Credit: Supplied

Mrs Courtenay-Clack said it was blatant vandalism of private property.

“The bins are our property and once clothes go in, those are our property too, so when they’re taken, it’s theft,” she said.

The community is being asked to keep an eye out at the back of St Vinnies.

Mrs Courtenay-Clack said she would be pressing charges on people responsible for the theft and vandalism.

“If you need help, come in and see us and we’ll give you a voucher, you don’t need to steal,” she said.

Donation bins at the Manjimup St Vinnies are getting vandalised at least once a week.
Camera IconDonation bins at the Manjimup St Vinnies are getting vandalised at least once a week. Credit: Supplied

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