Heartless: Man allegedly steals $500 from charities in northeast Melbourne

Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole from two of the country’s biggest charities in northeast Melbourne.

The search has begun for a man who allegedly stole $500 from charity donations in northeast Melbourne last month.

On April 20, around 4 am, a man parked a silver 2005 or 2006 Mazda 2 outside a supermarket on Upper Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe.

Police believe he broke into the supermarket, stole a children’s hospital money spinner and a guide dog for donations, before fleeing the scene in his car.

The offender appears to be Caucasian in appearance, possibly in his 20s or 30s, with a slim build.

At the time he was wearing a black hooded sweater and black sweatpants.

The researchers have posted images of a man (as seen above) and a car that may help you with your queries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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