Businesses on the Coffs Coast are being reminded to secure stock in the lead up to Christmas.
It comes as a Southeast Queensland Seafood Company had $30,000 worth of seafood stolen from it's Woody Point restaurant and function venue in the lead up to Christmas.
Around 2am on Wednesday morning, a man forced entry to a locked, external freezer.
The man removed around 30 boxes of assorted frozen seafood before fleeing the scene, possibly in a white utility.
The seafood was in a distinctive white box with a Cleveland Bay Seafood logo on the top, with a red/orange prawn.
Seafood stolen includes prawns, crabs, Moreton Bay bugs and various types of fish.
Police have also released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries into this matter.
Moreton Criminal Investigation Branch Officer in Charge Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan said the theft of seafood so close to Christmas was particularly callous.
“Not only does this have a financial impact on the restaurant, but it’s the time of year where many people like to come and enjoy a Christmas seafood meal, and this theft flies in the face of the spirit of the season.”
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between about 1:50am and 2:10am.
Crime Stopper can be contacted on 1800 333 000.
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