LETTER: Charge homeless for stolen grocery buggies

Cities like Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington do not have these problems

Re: A ‘hellish nightmare’ comes close to reality (Letters, April 17)

Letter-writer Stan Bartlett’s satirical expose is not far from the truth.

Victoria city council is negotiating to hire a warehouse somewhere downtown with regards to the storage of hundreds of stolen shopping carts that are being used by the homeless to keep their belongings.

The city set aside $45,000 for this project. These shopping carts are $600 to replace by the supermarkets who for some reason or another fail to report that they have been stolen.

Cities like Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington do not have these problems. They actually arrest offenders for stealing carts, so in turn they don’t steal them.

Anthony Mathews, Victoria




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