Police investigate hook, line and sinker burglary in CBD

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives are hoping to identify a man who used a fishing rod to commit a burglary on a high-end fashion store in Melbourne last month.

The burglary occurred at the Little Collins Street business on Monday 24 February.

Security footage shows a man using a fishing rod to remove a Versace necklace from a mannequin within the store just after 2am.

It appears that the burglar was fishing for nearly three hours before landing his catch.

Investigators have released images and CCTV footage of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 180cm tall, with short, fair receding hair, aged between 40-50 years.

He was wearing a blue Lonsdale windcheater with grey tracksuit pants and carrying a fishing rod.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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