A 51-year-old homeless man has been remanded in custody after stealing cash out of a cash register in a staff only section of the Warrnambool Target store.
Detective Senior Constable Craig Wastell, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the man from Western Australia had been lodged in the Warrnambool cells for being drunk.
He was released on bail at 1pm yesterday.
By 3pm the man had attended the Target store a stole a number of items.
He then went to the audio visual section of the store where he gained entry to a staff only area and forced open a cash register, taking a small amount of cash.
Police were called and the man was eventually located and arrested at the Warrnambool railway station.
He was again lodged in the police cells for being drunk, later declined to be interviewed and was charged with burglary, theft, thefts from a shop and being drunk.
He was also charged with failing to pay for a taxi in Portland on Monday and for stealing alcohol in Portland on Tuesday.
The man was remanded in custody overnight Wednesday and will appear int he Warrnambool Magistrates Court today for a bail/remand hearing.
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