Sign of the times: Carol Norton from Little Grommets with her daughter Thalia.
Sign of the times: Carol Norton from Little Grommets with her daughter Thalia. Craig Sadler

Second child care sign stolen

A SIGN has been stolen from a Banora Point child care centre for the second time in four months.

Little Grommets owner Carol Norton said she believed she knows the identity of the thief and had contacted police.

“I just want the person responsible to know that I know who you are,” Ms Norton said.

It was not the first time Little Grommets, located within Banora Point Primary School, had been a target for thieves.

The original Little Grommets sign was stolen during the previous school holiday break.

The school was also broken into in October and Ms Norton's government paperwork was stolen.

“Luckily, no information about the children is kept there but a lot of my personal government information was stolen.”

The centre relied on the sign for the majority of its external advertising.

“I need the signs; people need to know where we are and I can't afford to keep replacing them,” Ms Norton said.

She had spent more than $700 on the stolen signs.

“The police have made a report, but now the sign's gone, it's impossible to get it back.”

The school was now considering using security cameras to deter the thief.

Anyone with information on either theft is asked to contact the Tweed Heads Police on (07) 5536 0999.



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