Asian thief dishonestly claims lost wallet at Westfield

The Advertiser | May 27, 2008,22606,23758008-2682,00.html

AN opportunist thief has taken advantage of the honesty of a good samaritan by claiming ownership of a lost wallet filled with cash.

Asian thief dishonestly claims lost wallet at WestfieldThe wallet was found in a cinema on Friday, May 16, at the end of a movie screening at Marion Megaplex, Westfield Marion.

Police said a person found the lost wallet and asked a nearby couple if it belonged to them.

When they said no, another man claimed the wallet was his and it was handed over in good faith.

But it was later revealed that the wallet did not belong to the man or his female companion, both photographed leaving the cinema by security cameras.

They are first seen on the escalators and then both going into toilets near the Cassurina restaurant.

The male suspect appears to be of Asian appearance and has short black hair and glasses and the female, also Asian, is of slim build with straight, dyed blonde hair.

Anyone with any information about the theft should call BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.