Rolling trash cans used to steal $ 460,000 worth of luxury goods from Louis Vuitton store: police

Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who allegedly stuffed luxury goods from the Louis Vuitton flagship store in Sydney into two wheelie bins in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The man, who appears in CCTV footage as wearing a baseball cap by Italian luxury designer Fendi and Asics-branded sneakers, is said to have barged into the George Street store around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday and took off first with just one handbag.

Police want to speak to the man in this CCTV image of the alleged theft.Credit:New South Wales Police

However, according to police, he quickly returned with two wheelie bins, which he then filled with nearly 100 items of clothing and accessories.

The alleged theft totals approximately $ 460,000, or an average of nearly $ 5,000 each. The handbags for sale on the designer’s website sell for between $ 3,050 and $ 11,700.

Police allege the man stuffed nearly 100 luxury items into two wheelie bins.

Police allege the man stuffed nearly 100 luxury items into two wheelie bins. Credit:New South Wales Police

Officers from the Sydney City Police Area Command have opened investigations and released images of a man who may be able to help.

Police described the man in the pictures as being of Caucasian appearance and of average build. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, the navy and white Fendi baseball cap, a black backpack and white Asics running shoes with white ankle socks.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Day Street Police Station on (02) 9265 6499 or Crime Stoppers.

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