Police hunt man after 11 stores robbed in Southland shopping centre

The man police are looking for.
The man police are looking for. 

Police have released photos of man they are hunting after he broke into 11 stores in a shopping centre in Melbourne’s south-east.

The thefts happened at Southland shopping centre on the Nepean Highway, Cheltenham on Tuesday, February 25 around 5.20am.

Police said he forced his way into 11 food kiosks and a cafe at the shopping centre, stealing a small quantity of cash.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, fled via the main entrance.

He is Caucasian in appearance with a medium build and heavily tattooed on his arms and legs. He was wearing a green baseball cap with orange writing on the front, a black Elwood T-shirt, white gym shorts and carrying a white Nike shoulder bag.

Kingston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating.