Victoria Police search for ‘candy man’ who smashed laundrette in Skittles tracksuit


Desperate search underway for ‘candy man’ who smashed in windows at a laundromat while dressed in tracksuit covered in Skittles

  • Authorities are hunting a man who was dressed in a bright red Skittles tracksuit
  • Police said he kicked in a window after entering a Melbourne shop this month
  • The incident prompted even the Victorian police to make light of the situation
  • They called out the alleged misdeed went far beyond ‘crimes against fashion’ 

A man dressed in a bright red Skittles tracksuit is being hunted by police after he was caught on CCTV kicking a window in a launderette before walking out.

The apparent skittles fan allegedly walked into the shop earlier this month, sat down on a couch for a couple of minutes, then proceeded to kick and break the front window. 

He then left the south Melbourne premises, with Victoria Police issuing a humorous statement about the man’s odd choice of clothes and behaviour. 

A man was captured on CCTV (pictured) after a laundrette window was smashed this month

‘When it’s crimes against fashion, we’ll never stop chasing the rainbow,’ the Victoria Police social media post said. 

‘Unfortunately the crimes against fashion weren’t the end of it. On 19 May at 5:15pm a man wearing a very distinctive get up entered a premises on Edward Street in Somerville where he took a quick break – he didn’t have a KitKat – on a couch before kicking and breaking the front window.’

Launderette manager Richard Gao told Daily Mail Australia the damage done to the store made him feel unsafe and ‘frustrated’.

‘I felt awful, its not safe here,’ he said. 

Puzzled social media users called for the fashion police to get on to the case, and that the man seen in the footage should get some jail time just for the outfit alone. 

‘The get up alone is 10yrs inside,’ one mused, while another hoped, ‘he’s getting payed for wearing the skittles outfit’.

'When it¿s crimes against fashion, we¿ll never stop chasing the rainbow,' the Victoria Police social media post said about the incident

‘When it’s crimes against fashion, we’ll never stop chasing the rainbow,’ the Victoria Police social media post said about the incident

'Unfortunately the crimes against fashion weren't the end of the incident', police said.

‘Unfortunately the crimes against fashion weren’t the end of the incident’, police said.

A south Melbourne laundrette (pictured) was targeted by the Skittle-loving fan last month

A south Melbourne laundrette (pictured) was targeted by the Skittle-loving fan last month

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