Why would anyone steal a few dollars from children growing wonderful local produce?

Lower Belford resident Kristen Mercieca cannot understand why anyone would go to the trouble to steal a few dollars from her children's roadside vegetable trailer on Standen Drive.

For the fifth time in just over a year the family's popular stall has seen their honesty (money) box broken along with surveillance cameras.

So upset about the continuing thefts and damage to their equipment the family are at their wits end and asking if it's worth the effort to provide this fabulous service.

"Just steal a pumpkin or watermelon if you are that desperate for food but why destroy the money box and camera?" Kristen said.

Wonderful locally grown produce for sale in Lower Belford. Photos supplied.

Wonderful locally grown produce for sale in Lower Belford. Photos supplied.

"We empty the money on such a regular basis so there is never much in there - only a few dollars.

"And people should remember our children are growing these vegetables to make some pocket money."

Damaged money box - the fifth time the has happened as thieves grab a few dollars from vegetables grown by children.

Damaged money box - the fifth time the has happened as thieves grab a few dollars from vegetables grown by children.

Stalls like this are vital during this health emergency with people able to access vegetables or other produce like eggs without having to head into busy supermarkets which may or may not have stock due to panic buying.

Thieves damage a security camera to steal a few dollars from an honesty box on a roadside vegetable stall in Lower Belford.

Thieves damage a security camera to steal a few dollars from an honesty box on a roadside vegetable stall in Lower Belford.

Lower Belford residents are as upset about the thefts and damage as the Mercieca family as they love buying the local produce.