- CCTV footage captures an armed robbery by man dressed as tradesman
- It was released by Queensland police in hopes someone will recognise the man
- When the man bends down to pick up the cash register he exposes himself
A pudgy tradesman dressed in a high-visibility vest has been caught on camera breaking into a coffee shop with an axe before fleeing with cash.
Police have released footage of the armed robbery, which took place in Ormeau, inland of Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Footage shows the man pull up to the Eggersdorf Road business around 5.30am on Sunday.
A man dressed as a tradesman has been caught with his pants down during an armed robbery in Queensland
He walks past the food display case and immediately walks to the back of the shop.
Facing away from the camera the man pulls what appears to be a cash register from the bench.
When he bends over to pick it up his backside is exposed to the camera.
He then turns towards the camera, observing the rest of the cafe, before walking towards the workers, picking up the register and leaving.
He drives off in a black VE Commodore Omega.
The man is described as Caucasian, with facial hair, a solid build and stands about 178cm tall.
The axe-wielding thief pulls a register from the bench before being confronted by staff of the coffee shop
Police say he was ‘wearing a yellow and navy high-vis long-sleeved shirt, dark shorts, tanned work boots with no laces, an orange hard hat with pink and white stickers, gloves and had his face covered with material’.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information is urged to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report here.
He drives off in a black VE Commodore Omega – and police appeal to the public for assistance on the crime