Seeking to identify mystery ‘shopper’
BALCLUTHA police are still after information to identify a man who took a significant amount of clothes by stuffing them down his pants.
In a Facebook post, police said they wanted to identify and find a man who stuffed a ‘‘significant’’ amount of clothes down his pants and took them from The Warehouse in Balclutha.
The post said the man was seen by a member of the public, who alerted staff to his behaviour at the store on Thursday, August 24.
While they were unable to find the man at the time, he returned and began ‘‘shopping’’ again until he was approached by staff.
The man dropped items he had in his hands and walked quickly towards the exit.
He also approached the staff in a menacing and agitated manner, the post stated.
He was last seen leaving the shop and police were called. However, they failed to find him.
The man, believed to be from Dunedin, was described as about 178cm tall, in his mid 30s and with a full beard.
‘‘He is slightly dirtylooking and wearing a grey cap.’’
The man wore an olive green puffer jacket, grey pants and black sneakers with red writing on them.
He was seen wearing a pink scarf and a backpack when he was first in the store but was not wearing them when he returned.
The man allegedly stole a selection of girls’ and boys’ clothing sizes 810.
If anyone recognises the man they are asked to contact Balclutha police (03) 4180203 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.
Getting away . . . The man caught on a security camera allegedly stealing children’s clothes from the Warehouse in Balclutha by stuffing them down his pants.