Man charged after breaking into Australian Museum, taking selfies with exhibits

A man will front court today, after allegedly breaking into the Australian Museum in Sydney and stealing artwork.

The 25-year-old allegedly entered the Australian Museum at the intersection of College and William Streets just after 1.00am on Sunday May 10.

He allegedly spent around 40 minutes strolling through the premises, across multiple levels, attempting to gain access to rooms and looking through storage spaces.


Police will allege the man was also taking ‘selfies’ with some of the exhibits, and then stole a piece of artwork and a cowboy hat off a stand, before leaving the premises.

Sydney officers were notified and commenced an investigation.

The 25-year-old apparently turned himself into the Surry Hills Police Station around 5.00pm yesterday, where he was then charged with break and enter.

He was refused bail to appear in court today.

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