Around $30,000 worth of seafood has been stolen from a Moreton Bay restaurant and function venue in the lead up to Christmas.
At around 2am on Wednesday morning, a man forced his way into a locked, external freezer at Woody Point.
The man carried off 30 boxes of assorted frozen seafood before driving off down Lila Street, possibly in a white ute.
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The seafood was in a distinctive white box with a Cleveland Bay Seafood logo on the top, with a red/orange prawn.
Seafood stolen includes prawns, crabs, Moreton Bay bugs and various types of fish.
Police have also released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries into this matter.
Moreton Criminal Investigation Branch Officer in Charge Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan said the theft of seafood so close to Christmas was particularly callous.
“Not only does this have a financial impact on the restaurant, but it’s the time of year where many people like to come and enjoy a Christmas seafood meal – and this theft flies in the face of the spirit of the season.”
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between about 1.50am and 2.10am.