At around 1:20pm on Thursday 18 February 2021 a generator was stolen from an outdoor store on Clayton Street in Midland.
A man entered the store carrying a swag bag on his back. CCTV footage shows him rummaging around an aisle in the store.
He then went to the checkout line, walked around the customers waiting and went to leave the store.
A staff member noticed that the swag bag he was carrying now appeared full and requested to check the bag.
The man refused, left the store and rode away on a bicycle.
Staff members then located an empty generator box from where the man had been rummaging.
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: olive skin, approximately 30-40 years old, slim build with a tattoo on his arm. He wore a light shirt and a blue flannel, black pants and grey sneakers.
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 www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 10004