ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Thieves struck two more sheds of St. Louis community gardens in the past week.
According to Gateway Greening spokesperson Shelene Treptow, someone stole tools worth $2,500 from the outdoor office in the 3800 block of Bell Avenue. In addition, three weed whips worth $1,050 were taken from the City Seeds Urban Farm in the 2100 block of Pine Street.
Last week, thieves stole 35 tools from a shed, which brings the overall total for tools and damage to more than $5,000.
Gateway Greening had hoped to replace the funding from the first theft, but the additional thefts has caused setbacks.
If you are interested in helping out, you can contact the Gateway Greening offices at 2211 Washington Street or by phone at 314-588-9600 extension 101. A list of tools that were stolen are available by phone.