Queensland cops have released CCTV in the hunt for a man who stole $30,000 worth of seafood from a restaurant.
Police say the man forced entry into a locked freezer outside the restaurant at Woody Point, north-east of Brisbane at around 2 am on Wednesday.
The man allegedly stole around 30 boxes of seafood before fleeing the scene.
The boxes stolen were highly distinctive in appearance, with "Cleveland Bay Seafood" written on them:
Police described the crime as “particularly callous” in the lead up to Christmas.
"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," Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan said.