Stealing by conversion or trick in South East Queensland.

Police are seeking public assistance to identify and locate a man who may be able to assist in relation to a number of offences in South East Queensland, Queensland Police say.

Investigation indicate since the fourth of July a man has attended nine businesses, including banks, in Maryborough, Gympie, Agnes Wates, and Browns Plains. Today, July 7 the man has attended a business in Nicklin.

The man approaches a teller or counter staff to exchange ten $100 notes to $50 notes. He then asks for a different denomination of notes or confuses the staff member in some way. Whilst the staff member is distracted he removes some of the $100 and all the $50 notes and leaves the business.

He is described as having an olive complexion, dark hair and a large build. He speaks with an accent and is sometimes accompanied by another man.

Anyone who recognises the man or has further information is urged to contact police.

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