Charity Collection Dog Stolen From Pacific Pines Supermarket

Man pretended to work for charity

Charity Collection Dog Stolen From Pacific Pines Supermarket

Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a plastic charity collection dog from a Pacific Pines supermarket while pretending to work for Guide Dogs Queensland.

The man allegedly entered the store around 10.30 am last Saturday morning and talked to the staff, telling them he was going to replace it with a new one.

However he didn't return and the 'dog' was found empty behind a neighbouring medical centre on Monday.

Police believe he may have tried to do the same thing at a supermarket in Norfolk Village on Sunday but fled the scene when staff became suspicious.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man (pictured) who they think may be able to assist with their investigations.

He's described as being aged in his mid-30s, 170cm tall, medium build with receding short brown hair. The man had marks on his face being either tattoo removal scars, or make-up used to cover tattoos.

Anyone with information can contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.