Around 10.30am on Thursday 31st October 2019 a man parked a light-coloured Hyundai sedan in the car park of a shopping area on Balcatta Road Balcatta. He entered a hardware store where he made his way to the Power Garden area. He selected a chain saw, walked to the counter and paid for the item and was provided a receipt. He returned to his vehicle and placed it inside.


He re-entered the store via a different entry and walked to the same area where he selected a second and left the store, showing staff the receipt he had from his previous purchase. He again placed this chainsaw into the rear of his vehicle. He then re-entered the store for a third time through another entry. He made his way back to the same area again and selected a third chainsaw. he placed this on a trolley and pushed this through the store and out of another exit showing a different staff member the same receipt he had. He loaded this item into the rear of his vehicle and drove off.


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


The male is described as: Light skinned, 25 to 30 years of age, medium build, around 180cm tall, brown hair with a beard and moustache. He has a tattoo on the back of his neck. He was wearing a black long sleeve shirt under a Fluro Hi-Viz jacket and dark coloured work pants.


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 9465.

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