Man uses stolen card to buy food and cigarettes in Melbourne and St Kilda

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to identify a man who stole a bag from a Melbourne café, then used a stolen debit card last month.

It is understood a man entered a shopping centre on Lonsdale Street and stole a handbag from a café about 8.40am on Thursday, 20 April.

Police were told the debit card was then used to steal cigarettes, food and other items worth over $1000 at various locations across Melbourne and St Kilda.

Investigators have released images of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.

He is described as Caucasian, of solid build with short brown hair.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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