Police have released CCTV still images of a man that may be able to assist with their investigations into the theft of personal property from elderly patients in South Brisbane hospitals.
Sometime between 9am – 1.30pm on August 10 a man entered a 79-year-old woman’s hospital room and removed her handbag from a bedside table.
The woman was in another part of the hospital receiving treatment at the time of the incident.
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The alleged offender has then used the woman’s bank card to withdraw approximately $3000 in cash.
Police have received several reports of similar incidents occurring between April – August this year.
Police are very concerned by the thefts targeting people at a vulnerable time in their lives and are appealing for public assistance to help locate the offender.
Anyone who may have been a victim or have information which could assist police with their investigations into these matters is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.