Dalby Shoppingworld is surrounded by cameras, which feeds in real time back to the Dalby Police Station.
Dalby Shoppingworld is surrounded by cameras, which feeds in real time back to the Dalby Police Station. Alasdair Young

Cat burglar sneaks into shopping centre through roof

A CAT-BURGLAR has cleared cash from seven businesses at Dalby Shoppingworld over the weekend, and police are baffled.

Security video footage captured at Fun Plus Electronics shows a man wearing a ski mask stealing money from the business on the night of Friday, September 16.

The theft was reported at 8am the following morning, with no alarms triggered.

Fun Plus Electronics manager Wai Keung Sam said the safe had been broken into and damaged.

Officer in Charge at Dalby Police Station, Senior Sergeant Terry McCullough, said the culprit appeared to be working alone, and was "very professional".

"He got into the ceiling space above the shops. From there he entered Fun Plus Electronics, Millers, Gembu Sushi, Amcal Pharmacy, Fresh, Lowes and Kebab Zone," Snr Sgt McCullough said.

"He had a rope. He lowered it down to get in, then climbed back up.

"Some shops had ladders, so he used them.

"Obviously this man has done this before. He's had to climb through vents and up ropes.

"Very professional."

More than $3000 was stolen, but no goods were taken.

 

Police have not identified a vehicle, and are calling on the community to report information that may lead to an arrest to 1800 333 000.


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