Around 8.40pm on Sunday 20 October 2019, a man entered the rear of a restaurant on Abernethy Road Cloverdale via an unlocked rear door. The staff were in the final stages of cleaning before closing time. The man filled a paper bag full of cleaning items and picked up a set of car keys before leaving the store.


The man walked into the car park and unlocked a car belonging to one of the staff members before getting in the driver’s seat. The female staff member saw their car being opened and ran out and across to the vehicle to try to stop it being stolen. She managed to open the driver’s door and the man punched her several times in the head before the key broke off at the ignition. The man got out of the vehicle and ran away. Police believe the same man is responsible for several offences, including burglaries and damage in the same area within a two-hour period.


Police have released CCTV images of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.


The man is described as: Light skinned, around 20 – 25 years of age, thin/medium build, dark facial hair and short dark hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white writing on the right front side, black shorts and was bare foot. He has extensive tattoos on both arms and his right leg.


If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9455.

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