29 front garden taps have been stolen in an early morning spree in suburban Melbourne.
Police allege the thief shut off the water mains to 29 houses in Epping and Lalor, before stealing the taps some time between midnight and 5.30am on Tuesday.
Properties in Peppercorn Parade and Northumberland Drive in Epping, and in Atahri Parade, Lalor, were targeted by a man wearing a beanie, long sleeve t-shirt with writing on the sleeve, jeans, runners and black gloves, police said.
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CCTV footage has been captured of the alleged thief.