Police call for public assistance to identify man in Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police are seeking public assistance to identify a man who they believe may be able to assist in relation to a series of criminal deception incidents across Alice Springs.

On July 12, a man went into a sporting goods store and purchased more than $500 worth of clothing, making payment by manually entering credit card details into the EFTPOS machine.

The man returned the following day and purchased more than $1500 worth of clothing and footwear, again making payment by manually entering card details into the EFTPOS machine and referencing card details from his mobile phone.

On July 13 and 14 the man attended a north side supermarket and bought $1000 worth of online credit currency using the same payment method. It is alleged the man attempted to buy a large quantity of cigarettes but was declined after he failed to provide ID.

On July 14, it is alleged the man attended a Todd Mall jewellery store and purchased $1500 worth of jewellery, using the same method of payment. Staff became suspicious of the man, who fled the store shortly after.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify and who they believe could assist with enquiries into these incidents.

The man is described as being aged in his early to mid 20s, black curly hair, tall with a slim build.

Police urge anyone with information in relation to the man, or his whereabouts to contact police on 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 referencing PROMIS number 9024644.

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