Images released after shopping centre burglary

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released images of a man following a burglary and fire at a Melbourne shopping centre last month.

It’s believed an unknown man entered the Swanston Street centre about 12pm on Tuesday, 25 May.

The man entered a staff only area and stole food from the rear of a supermarket before stealing a puffer jacket from the rear of another store.

He then set fire to a number of cardboard boxes, causing the centre’s sprinkler system to activate, before exiting via Elizabeth Street.

Detectives have released images of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.

The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, about 165cm tall, with a solid build and brown hair.

He was wearing a black hooded Guess jumper, navy track pants, white runners and was carrying a black shoulder bag and duffle bag.

He left the centre wearing a black Kathmandu jacket.

Anyone who recognises the man, or has information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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