Hunt for 'mail thief' caught on camera at Melbourne apartment block

CCTV footage has been released in Victoria police’s search for a man who allegedly stole mail from a Melbourne apartment block.

Police say the man entered the block on Sturt Street in Southbank on May 11 at about 12.30pm, gaining access through the car park.

He then managed to get into the mail room where CCTV showed him opening several personal mail boxes before he allegedly stole the contents inside.

A man can be seen checking out mail inside the Southbank apartment complex. Source: Victoria Police

Police believe the same man was responsible for similar incidents at the same block on May 6 and May 8.

Items stolen include an empty photo frame and various bills and letters.

Detectives have released the footage in the hope the public can identify the person of interest who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The man was wearing a blue baseball cap during one of the alleged incidents. Source: Victoria Police

He is perceived as being of Asian appearance with a large build and dark straight hair.

In the footage, the man is seen wearing a blue cap backwards, charcoal New York Yankees bomber jacket with grey sleeves, grey tracksuit pants and runners.

He was seen on a different occasion wearing grey tracksuit pants, runners and a black jacket.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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