Around 5.15pm on Monday 7 January 2019 a man entered a retail store on Canning Road Kalamunda. He stood for a short time whilst looking at his mobile phone and keeping watch on staff members. He then reached for a charity tin that was on the counter and hid it under a bag he was carrying and left the store.

The tin belonged to the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and was labelled as ‘RFDS’ at the time. Donations were sought to enable the volunteer firefighters to participate in the Gibb River mountain bike challenge in May. The tin was almost full of donations and it is estimated that at least $350 was inside.

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

The man is described as: Fair skinned, 20-25 years of age, solid build and short dark hair. He was wearing a grey t-shirt, dark coloured jeans and he was carrying a black backpack.

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 9135.

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