Santa Claus cracked a safe at a shopping centre in Sydney’s south-west. Not in itself remarkable, considering the locale.
About 8pm Sunday 23 December 2012 Santa, or a person cloaked thusly, entered a retail store at a shopping centre in Liverpool. The shopping centre was open and the store, closed, was soon open.
He broke into the store’s office, forced entry to a safe, and stole cash, NSW Police said. He had a shopping trolley, a walking stick, and in the trolley was a red sack .. containing what was probably not a half-dozen reindeer.
Throsby prefers to believe it was a good Bad Santa, stealing cash to buy raw materials to make iPhones for poorer children.
Ham on the hoof
Blue Mountains police, investigating a break-in at a butcher shop, said that at about 1.20am Monday 24 December 2012 the back door of the shop was forced open and meat stolen from the freezer.
The thief took $3000 worth of meat comprising nine Christmas hams, 10 legs of pork, six meat trays, about 10kg of bacon .. but missed a partridge in a spare tray. On Christmas eve, this will disappoint a number of local families expecting to collect their meat this morning, police lamented.
I am appealing for anyone offered cheap meat the day before Christmas to contact us at Springwood Police Station. If the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. We have viewed some CCTV footage that depicts a man about 185cm tall wearing a hoody,” said a spokes policeperson.
The quality of security vision does not preclude a red hoody lined with white fur, hence, that good bad Santa might dispense pork with iPhones. The preceding appeal precludes anyone prospecting the streets of Kings Cross, or Islington, generally speaking. And Throsby hails from Springwood. I see butcher shop generosity has not declined, nor, apparently, their locks improved.