Wow. That is a new twist on crime. Did you report the theft? Were you the only victim or have there been others as well? By plants, do you mean flowers, a bush, or a tree? Do you have a large yard where this could happen easily under the cover of darkness, or would it be possible to install a motion sensor light on the corners of your home to startle someone and perhaps alert you that someone is in the yard. Where is Manette, Bremerton? Do you have teens that may be playing tricks on friends' homes or were valuable plantings (one or more) taken? Let us know if this is an ongoing issue and if the authorities catch the perpetrator. If this becomes a really bad problem, there are also more expensive motion detecting mini cameras that hook up to your computer that could be useful in addition to the fairly inexpensive motion sensitive lights that are easily available. Hope you follow up so we know what happens. Sometimes these things start spreading elsewhere. Good luck.