Police in the Australian State of New South Wales have published an image of two men they say conducted a series of brazen toilet paper robberies and called for community assistance to flush them out.
NSW Police said the two men visited four outer-Sydney supermarkets on Sunday and undertook “a series of thefts and attempted thefts” of toilet paper.
“The pair appeared to be targeting toilet paper and stole multiple packs” at two supermarkets but went away empty-handed at the other two.
One of the bog-roll bandits is reported to have pulled a knife during one of the successful heists.
Police release image of two men as part of investigation into toilet paper thefts and attempted thefts from supermarkets in Sydney’s south west at the weekend.https://t.co/vVewBoOg9L pic.twitter.com/HTpaRKo1Xr
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) March 24, 2020
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, urged anyone with information to come forward and report to police.
“I support any measures taken by police to protect our communities from this sort of disgraceful criminal activity, ” he said. “The people of NSW will not tolerate criminal behaviour at any time let alone during this crisis.
“People need to grow up and look out for our most vulnerable.” ®