Thieves have stolen containers of food set aside for an Easter feast from a Brisbane aged care home.
Residents of the Brassall Retirement and Aged Care home were already preparing to spend the Easter weekend alone in the wake of Brisbane’s recent COVID-19 outbreak, as none of them have received the vaccine.
Now, they won’t receive a home-cooked meal either.
Security video shows a man help himself to the kitchen cabinet just after midnight on Thursday morning, stealing containers of food before being picked up by an accomplice.
He returned an hour later with his face covered and fills a suitcase with meat from the freezer.
A television in the communal area was also smashed.
Owner Louisa Galagher told 9News that meals and special occasions were a highlight for residents.
“Food is important to them, entertainment is important to them,” Ms Galagher said.
“Today we’ve got nothing.
“It’s left them feeling stressed and insecure.”
Ms Galagher said she had managed to buy food for the residents today but was worried about how she would feed them for the rest of the long weekend.