POLICE are looking for a brazen thief who stole a car, cash and personal items after ransacking the bags of staff at Woolworths’ stores in Frankston, Mornington and Mornington East last week.
The man, who was captured on CCTV at all stores entering the staff area and taking items, first offended during the day at Frankston on Wednesday, where it is believed he also took a Woolworths uniform.
The next day about 2.30pm he entered the staff area at Mornington Woolworths, where he again went through staff personal belongings. When interrupted by a female employee, he told her he was sent there from another store “to help”.
Senior Sergeant Peter Drake of Peninsula CIU said the woman later discovered her keys were missing and her Mitsubishi Lancer had been stolen from the car park.
It is believed the same man targeted Woolworths at Mornington East on or around the same day.
The suspect is described as being aged in his 20s, skinny and wearing a Woolworths shirt and a black cap and black pants. Sen Sgt Drake said the CCTV footage showed the offender “brazenly” pretending to be a staff member and accessing staff areas before taking items.