PASSERS-BY put a stop to a potential wine theft at a Mt Martha bottle shop, Wednesday 6 February.
Mornington police say a man, pictured, entered the Lochiel Avenue business about 4pm.
After allegedly slipping a bottle of wine into his bag he tried to leave the store without paying but was grabbed and the bottle retrieved. The would-be thief ran off.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au