Around 7.15pm on Thursday 31 October 2019, a young family parked their vehicle in the driveway of their home on St Kilda Road Kewdale. After getting their young children inside, one of their children called out to their parents that someone was inside their vehicle. The father went outside and a male ran from the area. It was ascertained, that in the hurry to get their children inside, a mobile phone and credit card were accidentally left inside the vehicle. Both of these items were stolen. The credit card was reported stolen immediately to their bank and the card was cancelled.


A short time later, a male attempted to use the card to fraudulently purchase an item at a liquor store in Carlisle. The transaction was declined.


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: Dark skinned, around 20 years of age, medium build wearing a baseball cap, black hooded top and dark long 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 9426.

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