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Gum crime: Police launch desperate manhunt for toothless crook

Gum crime: Police launch desperate manhunt for toothless crook after he ‘stole a wallet and made illegal purchases’

  • Search launched for toothless man after wallet stolen from vehicle in Melbourne
  • Credit cards from wallet were then used to make purchases at a service station  
  • Detectives released an image on Sunday of man they were looking to speak to
  • The hooded male is described as Caucasian, aged in late 30s and missing teeth

A manhunt has been launched for a toothless man after a wallet was stolen from a car and used to make purchases at a service station.

Police said an unknown offender stole the wallet from a vehicle on a suburban street in Balwyn North in Melbourne’s northern suburbs at about 7am on August 16.

Credit cards from the stolen wallet were then used to make purchases from a service station about 10km away in Watsonia at 8.35am.

A manhunt has been launched for a toothless hooded man (pictured) after a wallet was stolen from a car and used to make purchases at a service station

Detectives on Sunday released an image of a man they believe can assist them with their enquiries.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance and aged in his late 30s.

The man was wearing a black Caterpillar hoodie with grey sleeves and was missing teeth. 

Police said they were treating the incidents on Pavo Street, Balwyn North and at the service station as theft and deception.  

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

Police said they were treating the incidents on Pavo Street, Balwyn North (pictured) and at the service station as alleged theft and deception

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