Thief caught wet-handed in Melbourne

Melbourne East police nabbed a well-equipped thief stealing coins outside the Melbourne Arts Centre yesterday.

It is alleged a man wearing a wet suit, flippers and snorkel jumped into the water outside the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road about midday.

The thief stole a small amount of coins when police arrived and arrested him.

The 57-year-old South Yarra man is expected to be charged on summons with theft and going equipped to steal.

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