Angry People in Local Newspapers Trope no.32: Looking angrily at something that isn’t there.
Usually this manifests itself as somebody pointing wanly at the space where a bicycle or car isn’t. In this case, it’s gurning at empty flower pots.
Wolverhampton Express and Star: Stop stealing our plants and flowers, say care home staff
Guy on the right is really making sure they’re gone, while the woman in the middle is actually looking at an empty planter in the distance (not pictured).
Here’s some more fruitless pointing:
Burnham-on-Sea.com: Fury, pointing as plaque stolen from memorial gardens
I genuinely thought this story was about stolen plague. I am disappoint.