Thieves steal from cyclone Yasi victims
TULLY police are hunting for a "low-life" who has been stealing construction supplies from cyclone Yasi victims as they try to rebuild.
Timber, roof batons and concrete have been reported missing in Luff St at Hull Heads as builders start laying the foundations on seven homes that were demolished after the category 5 storm.
Det Sgt Michelle Clark said a number of homes in Muir St, also at Tully Heads, had been broken into with cash, fishing gear and fuel taken from the devastated community.
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"These are people who are trying to rebuild their lives after a pretty traumatic experience," she said.
"Someone is holding them up stealing timber that should be fixing their homes, or their personal property.
"Whoever this low-life is, they are really digging the boot in."
Muir St resident John Vierco was saving for a holiday after surviving Yasi, but earlier this month his money tin, containing several hundred dollars was taken.
"Right now I feel like things couldn’t get any worse," he said.
"Cyclone Yasi – I lost everything, my marriage breaks down and then my house gets robbed.
"What kind of a person hits a community like this that has been through so much suffering? It’s sick."
Police are warning residents in the area to secure their property and report any suspicious behaviour in the area.
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Search is on: Tully police are hunting for those who have been stealing construction supplies from cyclone Yasi victims.