Selfie or mugshot in North Melbourne?

Police are investigating a theft at a bottle shop in North Melbourne yesterday.

Investigators have been told two people entered the shop on the corner of Canning and Lorne Terrace just before 12.30pm on 30 November.

The pair took a selfie on their phone then requested a bottle of whiskey from a locked cabinet.

The staff member handed the pair the bottle and they both ran from the store without paying.

Due to the alleged offenders taking the selfie directly in front of CCTV cameras, investigators have released the image in the hope someone may recognise them.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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