UPDATE: A male has handed the mobile phone into Midland Police Station.
Around 1.45pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020 a woman was shopping at a supermarket on Great Eastern Highway Midland when she went to the counter. As she unloaded her trolley, she placed her mobile phone on the conveyer belt. After paying her bill, she grabbed her groceries and walked away, forgetting about her phone.
A man behind her saw the phone, grabbed it from the conveyor and placed it in his back pocket, before paying for his groceries, including rolls of toilet paper and left the store.
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: Light skinned, around 35 to 45 years of age, medium build, dreadlocks, unshaven and tattoos on both of his arms. He was wearing a dark hat, blue top and dark shorts.
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 9554.