Search for a Sydney thief who stole $460,000 worth of handbags and clothes inside wheelie bins

Cops pursue a brazen thief who stole $460,000 worth of luxury handbags and clothes by loading them into WHEELIE BINS as Sydney took part in New Year’s Eve

  • NSW Police are asking for help in locating a thief who stole expensive clothes and handbags
  • A man walked into a luxury department store on George Street in Sydney to carry out the brazen robbery
  • The payload, captured at 3.30 a.m. on January 1, totaled nearly 100 items worth $460,000.










Shameless thieves who stole nearly half a million dollars in luxury goods are chased into wheelie bins as Australia’s largest city engages in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.

The man forcibly entered a high-end fashion store on George Street in Sydney around 3.30am on January 1, at first taking one handbag and leaving.

But the robber was far from finished.

He went back to the luxury store, this time bringing two wheelie boxes so he could load up his loot.

The manhunt takes place for a man who stole nearly half a million dollars in luxury goods inside wheelie bins as Sydney engaged in the early hours of New Year's Day (pictured, a man police believe can help with inquiries)

The manhunt takes place for a man who stole nearly half a million dollars in luxury goods inside wheelie bins as Sydney engaged in the early hours of New Year’s Day (pictured, a man police believe can help with inquiries)

The man 'forcibly entered' a high-end fashion store on George Street at about 3.30am on January 1st.  He took one handbag, but came back and stuffed two wheelie boxes with $460,000 worth of high-end fashion goods (pictured, a policeman thinks he might be able to help with inquiries)

The man ‘forcibly entered’ a high-end fashion store on George Street at about 3.30am on January 1st. He took one handbag, but came back and stuffed two wheelie boxes with $460,000 worth of high-end fashion goods (pictured, a policeman thinks he might be able to help with inquiries)

New South Wales Police said the man began piling $460,000 worth of handbags, clothes and sunglasses into the boxes.

In all, police, who released pictures of a man they believed could help with investigations, said he had stolen “nearly 100 items”.

A quick calculation shows that the items he took must each average at least $4,600 for a total total value of $460,000.

The official police description of the man was “Caucasian in appearance and of medium build”.

Police released CCTV footage (shown above) of a man they want to talk to regarding the brazen robbery using two wheelie boxes

Police released CCTV footage (shown above) of a man they want to talk to regarding the brazen robbery using two wheelie boxes

A man appears in a police video in a white T-shirt, black shorts, navy and white Fendi baseball cap, black sports-style backpack, white ASICS boots and white ankle socks.

The short-haired man also appeared in the photos.

The boxes in which the wheels are being moved were found by the police and analyzed by the forensic teams.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Day Street Police Department at (02) 9265 6499 or Crime Stoppers.

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