A man has been caught on CCTV attempting to rob a medical centre with two young children following him around.

Police said the would-be thief asked staff at the centre in Caroline Springs about its opening hours about 5:30pm on November 3.

They believed the same man returned to the centre an hour later, after it had closed, and gained access via an internal door to an adjacent business.

Security footage showed the man searching through drawers and breaking into a cash register while two children — a boy and a girl — followed him around.


It is believed nothing was stolen.

Investigators have released images and CCTV of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.

Police urged anyone with information to contact Crime Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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Image via Victoria Police

  • He probably planned to use them as a shield. The Police wouldn’t risk harming them. You have to wonder if he has done this before but the children not been as close to him and them appeared to be with somebody else.


  • How terrible! I hope they find this father and get the child protective services involved! If this father can go this far, what else has he done or will do to put his children at risk?


  • Incredible. Maybe he brought the kids with them thinking of using them as an excuse in case he was caught. Not a good example indeed!!


  • It’s a bit strange to take your kids with you – what if he’d been caught on the spot ?


  • Committing a crime isn’t acceptable let alone having your children at the scene!


  • I suppose you’ve got to give him credit for not leaving them unsupervised… Hopefully they have some better role models.


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