Theft of charity collection ‘dog’, Pacific Pines

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man (pictured) who may be able to assist with their investigations into the theft of a charity collection ‘dog’ from a Pacific Pines supermarket, Queensland Police say.

It is alleged that at about 10:30am on Saturday, January 20, a man attended the supermarket portraying himself as an employee of the Guide Dogs Queensland. The man spoke with staff prior to removing the collection ‘dog’ located at the entrance of the store, instructing staff that he was replacing it with a new one.

The man left the store and failed to return.

Inquiries revealed the man does not represent Guide Dogs Queensland.

The collection ‘dog’ was located discarded and empty behind a neighbouring medical centre two days later.

It is believed the man attempted to commit a similar offence at a supermarket in Norfolk Village the following day, Sunday, January 21, but staff became suspicious at which time he fled from the location.

The man is described as being in his mid-30’s, 170cm tall, medium build with receding short brown hair. The man had marks on his face being either tattoo removal scars or make-up used to cover tattoos.

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