Thief walks off with plants from Wichita flower shop

Published: May. 6, 2017 at 9:36 PM CDT
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Well Garden Industries, a Wichita flower shop, is looking for the man who stole several plants in broad daylight.

Surveillance video shows a man walking up, grabbing the plants and loading them into his car.

Well Garden Industries Owner Seth Brungardt said the man came back to the store two nights later and took more plants.

Brungardt hopes someone sees the surveillance video and recognizes the culprit.

"We're just hoping somebody knows who he is, recognizes the car or the person," he said. "We're working with Wichita detectives right now to see if they can get some kind of information of of the video that we've got."

Brungardt said the thief got away with about $800 worth of merchandise.

"For me, it's a lot," Brungardt said. "I don't need those kinds of losses. I could certainly do without people running off with all of my stuff."

Brungardt plans to add more cameras and fencing to deter thieves. He said the neighborhood watch plans to step up patrols to keep an eye on the business.

"The neighborhood's pretty good, we feel like, and they've certainly shown their support after this whole incident," Brungardt said. "They've come out and told us they're going to keep an eye out on the business for us when we're not here and that really means a lot to me and my wife that the neighborhood really embraces what we're doing here."