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Southbank, Melbourne: Police search for man after substation explosion

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Police are searching for a man allegedly responsible for causing an explosion while attempting to steal copper in Melbourne.

Melbourne crime investigation unit detectives are appealing for anyone who can identify a man who allegedly broke into a substation on Fawkner St, Southbank, about 5pm on November 17.

Police allege the man forced entry to the substation before using a spanner to steal copper worth $1000 from a power board.

His efforts caused a large explosion, with CCTV footage showing smoke and fire billowing from the substation door.

The footage shows several explosions coming from a substation on Fawkner St and a sheepish man leaving the substation soon after

Surprisingly, the man managed to walk out of the substation empty-handed and he was not seriously injured.

He was last seen getting into an orange Holden Captiva on Moore St.

The man is described as caucasian and aged between 30 to 50 years old.

He was last seen wearing a hi-vis top with navy blue pants and a blue hat.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Story Credit: news.com.au

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