Police looking for 'Trolley Man' who helped in Bourke St attack

While Melbourne’s man of the moment is being hailed a hero by many, police have revealed a dramatic twist in the story of ‘Trolley Man’.

Michael Rogers stepped in to help police during last week’s Bourke Street attack but it has now emerged the homeless man is wanted by police over several alleged burglaries in the CBD and St Kilda areas.

When interviewed on Sunday, Rogers made no secret of the fact he’d spent a fair bit of his recent past in trouble with the law.

Michael Rogers has been hailed a hero for his actions in the Bourke Street terror incident last Friday. Source: Twitter
However he is now wanted by police over a series of alleged burglaries. Source: 7News

Yet he failed to divulge there were any outstanding matters.

Given he’s been homeless for the best part of 18 years, it seems police have had some trouble tracking him down.

Victoria Police said the burglaries allegedly happened before his now famous efforts with the trolley last week.

Those heroics prompted Australians to donate generously to a fundraiser that has so far raised more than $140,000.

Those funds may come in handy when it comes to covering legal fees once police track him down.