Like a thief in the night, the blue box bandit strikes again.
Around 7 a.m., prior to the regular collection of the blue boxes for Surrey’s city hall, a male rider, so lively and quick, scoops up the valuable bottles, etc. into large plastic bags and is off to the next ones – before you can reach for your footwear.
He uses a bicycle to silently swoop down on his prey. No gas or income tax to pay, or licence plate to reveal his identity, he is free as a bird.
It is our city hall that loses revenue.
If a blue box city collector did this, he would no longer have a job.
Fred Perry, Surrey