31 August 2023

Photo released as part of investigation into alleged theft from Cooma clothing store

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police wish to speak with this man as they investigate an alleged theft and hit and run. Photo: NSW Police.

As investigations into an alleged hit and run in Cooma continue, police have released pictures of a man they think could assist with their inquiries.

An unknown man is accused of entering a Sharp Street clothing store and stealing several items of clothing last month, before jumping into the driver’s seat of a waiting vehicle.

Officers conducting patrols at the time said they saw the vehicle allegedly strike a pedestrian as it drove away from the scene.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver allegedly failed to do so. A 15-minute chase followed, which was then called off due to safety concerns.

An older man was allegedly seen in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

The 31-year-old pedestrian suffered a leg fracture and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

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The vehicle was found abandoned near Shannon Flat Road, Murrumbucca, at about 8:50 pm on the same day (Wednesday, 5 July).

Police have now released images of the vehicle, and of a man they wish to interview.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance and aged in his 30s, with medium build, brown hair and a full beard.

At the time he was wearing a green cap, hoodie and black pants.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information into the incident has been urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Police have also released an image of this black utility in relation to the investigation. Photo: NSW Police.

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