Bungling bookstore burglar

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following a burglary at a Melbourne book store on March 15.

The burglary took place when an unknown person forced open the main doors to the shopping complex on Collins St just after midnight.

Security footage shows the burglar struggling in the glass sliding door as it closes on his leg and back pack.

Once inside the complex the burglary falls over on the escalator before climbing on a ledge to access stores on the lower level.

He then enters the book store and smashes through a security door to gain entry into a rear office.

Once inside the office, unable to open an office safe, he lifts it in his arms and leaves the shop.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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