Thief?s festive rush

By Kate Wilson

THIS man is wanted by police because they believe he literally stole the pants off a senior citizen to fund a Christmas shopping spree.

Police released this computer image of the suspect with the hope that someone can identify him.

The suspect is believed to have attacked an elderly man while he was in the CBD public toilets and then used the victim's credit card to buy Christmas gifts.

Bundaberg Police Plainclothes Constable Ricky Dodds said the alleged offender crawled under the toilet stall to steal the man's pants.

"He took the man's wallet and the pants, and then went to Bunnings and used the man's credit card to purchase some goods," Const Dodds said.

"He bought a four-stroke mower and a Black and Decker blower."

The man then went to the Warehouse and bought numerous items.

"He purchased two drills, one auto polisher, car cleaning products, Christmas wrap, some flannelette shirts and fairy lights," he said.

Const Dodds said the suspect is in his mid 20s and 177cm tall.

"He is described as having a solid build, dark brown hair, Caucasian and at the time of the incident was wearing a light blue shirt and shorts," he said.

Telephone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with any information.



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