Track down the Sydney thief who stole $ 460,000 worth of purses and clothes from wheelie bins


Cops hunt down cheeky thief who stole $ 460,000 worth of handbags and luxury clothing by loading them into WHEELIE BINS while Sydney partied on New Years Eve

  • NSW Police call for help in locating thief who stole expensive clothes and handbags
  • A man entered a luxury store on George Street, Sydney, to make a brazen heist
  • The total transport, carried out at 3:30 a.m. on January 1, was almost 100 items valued at $ 460,000.










A manhunt is underway for a cheeky burglar who stole nearly half a million dollars worth of luxury goods from wheelie bins as Australia’s largest city partied in the early hours of the new Year’s Day.

The man “broke into” an upscale fashion store on George Street in Sydney around 3.30am on January 1, first grabbing a handbag and leaving.

But the robber was far from finished.

He walked into the luxury store, this time bringing two wheelie bins so he could load up his loot.

The hunt is on for a man who stole nearly half a million dollars of luxury items from inside wheeled bins as Sydney partied until the early hours of New Year’s Day (pictured is a man who police say can help with investigations)

The man 'broke into' an upscale fashion store on George Street around 3:30 a.m. on January 1.  He grabbed a purse, but came back and filled two wheelie bins with $ 460,000 in high-end fashion items (pictured, a police man I think he may be able to answer ask for information)

The man ‘broke into’ an upscale fashion store on George Street around 3:30 a.m. on January 1. He grabbed a purse, but came back and filled two wheelie bins with $ 460,000 in high-end fashion items (pictured, a police man I think he may be able to answer ask for information)

The man piled purses, clothes and sunglasses worth $ 460,000 inside the trash cans, NSW police said.

Police, who released pictures of a man they say can help with investigations, said he stole “nearly 100 items”.

A quick math shows that the items he took must average at least $ 4,600 each for a total value of $ 460,000.

The official description of the man released by police stated that he was “Caucasian in appearance and of average build”.

Police released CCTV footage (see above) of a man they want to talk to about the cheeky robbery using two wheelie bins

Police released CCTV footage (see above) of a man they want to talk to about the cheeky robbery using two wheelie bins

A man in the footage released by police appeared to be wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, a navy and white Fendi baseball cap, a black sport-style backpack and white ASICS shoes with white socks at the height ankle.

From the footage, the man also appeared to have short hair.

The wheelie bins were recovered by the police and were analyzed by forensic teams.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Day Street Police Station on (02) 9265 6499 or Crime Stoppers.

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