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Springfield Police Investigating Theft of 1,200 Wreaths

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It’s something you would think only The Grinch would do – stealing holiday wreaths from a local florist.

Over the weekend, someone broke into Molta Florist Supply on Berkshire Avenue.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that when employees returned to work on Monday, they discovered that the company had been broken into.

An inventory was conducted when it was discovered that 1,200 wreaths were stolen from the floral distributor.

Flower Stop in West Springfield was suppose to get some of those wreathes from Molta.

“It’s a terrible thing here somebody would do that … especially around this time of year,” said Leroy Bacon, Flower Stop employee.

Sgt. Delaney is “not really sure what a thief is going to do with 1,200 wreaths,” but he is urging the public to keep an eye out for anyone that may be selling only wreaths from the side of the road.

“It could be anywhere in western Mass. someone might be trying to unload them,” Delaney adds.

Wreathes are top sellers for florists this time of year and pull in a lot of money.

“They start out about nine dollars for a plain wreath, all the was up to forty-five to fifty or possibly more depending on what’s there and the size,” said Kris Porth, 16 Acres Garden Center in Springfield.

Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to call Springfield Police as (413) 787-6355 or you can ‘Text-A-Tip’ to CRIMES (274637). In the message, type SOLVE and your tip.

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