VicPD are suggesting coffee shop dwellers to protect their valuables and electronic devices.
Shortly after 7 a.m. today (July 11) a man tried to steal a customer’s laptop while she was picking up her drink order at a Yates Street coffee shop. The customer wrestled the bag from the would-be thief who then fled.
Armed with detailed descriptions from witnesses, police arrested a suspect later this morning. The 23-year-old man is a known offender also wanted on outstanding warrants.
It was the second time in two days electronics were targetted in coffee shops. Monday an iPad was stolen from a Government Street coffee shop.
“Thieves prey on distracted customers, and unattended valuables, and police remind patrons to be more aware of their surroundings,” said Const. Mike Russell in a statement.