May 17th, 2016
A man who stole a car from a Melbourne garage earlier this month may have left behind the best clue police could hope for – a photo of himself.
On May 1st, a red Alfa Romeo was stolen from a home in Templestowe in Melbourne, along with some items from a Mercedes Benz that was also in the garage.
A week later police saw the red vehicle speeding down the street in Hawthorn, but when the driver dumped the vehicle and fled after a pursuit he left his mobile phone in the front seat.
Police have released this image of a suspected car thief after he left his phone in a stolen Alpha Romeo
He had been spotted driving along Auburn Road before turning on to the Monash Freeway when the front left tyre flew off.
‘The driver then got out of the car and fled on foot’, Victoria Police said in a statement.
Police have released an image found on the phone which shows a man, being kissed on the cheek by a woman, in the hopes of identifying the thief.
A red Alpha Romeo (file photo) was stolen from a garage in Templestowe, Melbourne
– Freya Noble