Police hunt Picasso copycat


A VANDAL who spray painted a train while donning a blue beret, striped shirt, and white overcoat is on the run from police.

Transit safety division investigators believe that two men jumped a fence next to a railway line while a train was stopped between Mordialloc and Aspendale stations between 4pm and 5pm, 11 September. The men graffitied the train, causing around $7500 worth of damage, and fled on foot.

Alongside the man in the beret was a man in a high-vis orange shirt. He was wearing a wide brim hat, similar to the one donned by Vincent Van Gogh in some of his self portraits.

The wannabe artists have eluded police for six months, who have now put out a public appeal for information.

Painters not framed: CCTV images have been released of two men vandalising a train.

CCTV images have been released of the two men police would like to speak to. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone New – 5 June 2019

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