Sydney’s Kinselas was victim to a criminal mastermind, orchestrating a cunning entry into the Darlinghurst pub and making off with a bag of convenient booty.
NSW Police report CCTV footage (below) caught a man around 4am yesterday (10 July) using what appeared to be a car jack to attempt to smash the front door of the closed Bourke Street venue.
After several attempts – including one where the object rebounded off the toughened glass into the man’s leg – he managed to shatter the lower panel of the door.
Reaching in to snatch a red bag left on the floor near the door, he hobbled off with bag and jack to a car waiting on the corner of Little Bourke and Campbell Streets, believed to be a silver Commodore with Queensland plates.
Surry Hills Police Area Command has commenced investigations, and released CCTV footage in the hope of identifying the man, shown wearing a dark hooded top and dark track suit pants with light-coloured writing on the sides.
Duty officer Inspector Asimacopoulos noted the expense of the damage to the glass door, but reported they had been informed that the contents of the bag was in fact just sand.
“Anyone who may have seen a disappointed man with a limp nearby is urged to contact police”.
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Police have released CCTV footage as they investigate a break-in at licenced premises at Darlinghurst early this morning.About 4am (Tuesday 10 July 2018), a man with a car jack approached the front of the licenced premises on Bourke Street, which was closed at the time.The man threw the car jack at the glass door several times, and on the third attempt it bounced back and struck him on the shin, before he threw it again and successfully broke the glass door.He reached inside the door and took a red bag which was sitting on the ground next to the door.The man limped off towards a car waiting on the corner of Little Bourke Street and Campbell Street, which is believed to be a silver-coloured Holden Commodore with Queensland number plates.Police from Surry Hills Police Area Command have commenced investigations into the incident and have released CCTV footage to help identify the man involved.The man is depicted wearing a dark-coloured hooded top and dark track suit pants with light-coloured writing along the sides.Surry Hills Police Area Command Duty Officer, Inspector Asimacopoulos said whilst the damage to the glass door was expensive, the licensee informed us the proceeds of the offence was a bag of sand. “Anyone who may have seen a disappointed man with a limp nearby is urged to contact police”.
Posted by NSW Police Force on Monday, 9 July 2018