Coin thief caught wet-handed 'stealing' from Melbourne fountain

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A thief has been caught 'wet-handed' allegedly stealing coins from a fountain outside Melbourne Arts Centre yesterday.

Melbourne East police believe a man wearing a wet suit, flippers and snorkel jumped into the water on St Kilda Road about midday.The well-equipped thief allegedly stole a small amount of coins when police arrived and arrested him. The 57-year-old South Yarra man is expected to be charged on summons with theft and going equipped to steal.


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