A suspected thief has died after a fight during an alleged break-in at a fish and chip shop in Geelong.
The 48-year-old Norlane man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was allegedly confronted by a resident while breaking into the Corio shop on Monday morning.
He died in hospital on Thursday afternoon, police confirmed.
Shattered glass and dropped donation tins were spotted at the scene.
The resident involved in the confrontation, a 31-year-old Corio man, was interviewed by homicide detectives and released pending further inquiries.