He made every effort not to be noticed, but in doing so a bandit who has robbed a service station near Bendigo made himself a standout.
The man entered the store on High Street in Kangaroo Flat about 11.30pm on Monday, wearing odd shoes, a balaclava and a camouflage rain coat.
Brandishing a knife, he forced the shop attendant to open the cash register and hand over its contents into two re-usable shopping bags he had brought with him.
He then left the store and was last seen on Danson Avenue.
Police have released CCTV images of the man in the hope somebody who might know him will come forward.
He was wearing blue jeans, a white shoe or sock on his right foot and a black or brown shoe on his left.
Meanwhile, police are searching for burglars who robbed a liquor store in Geelong early on Wednesday morning after ploughing their car through the shop's windows.
Police said the offenders drove a silver Commodore into a shopping centre on Pakington Street about 2am before ramming their car into the bottle shop and stealing alcohol.
The burglars then drove off. Police believed they also robbed another licensed premises nearby about the same time.
People with information about the burglaries or Bendigo robbery should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au.