A 27-YEAR-OLD French tourist has been charged with stealing after taking a number of items of clothing from the Billabong store at Port of Airlie. Police were called to the store at 3pm on March 15 where the manager was able to provide a preliminary description of the man. A subsequent search of the area took place but the man could not be found. Meanwhile, the store manager found a bag containing the man’s passport that he had left behind. With the assistance of the passport photograph, police were able to track the man down and arrest him as he was attempting to board a bus heading south.