Bad Santa steals cash from safe

Bad Santa ... police are searching for a man who stole a large sum of cash.
Bad Santa ... police are searching for a man who stole a large sum of cash.
Wanted man ... a person dressed as Satan stole money from an office in a shopping centre.

Wanted man ... a person dressed as Satan stole money from an office in a shopping centre.

He's supposed to give gifts and bring joy around the world, but a man dressed as Santa has stolen a large sum of cash from a Sydney shopping centre.

The Santa impostor broke into a store's office and raided a safe at Westfield shopping centre in Liverpool, south-west Sydney, about 8pm on Sunday, police said.

Police are appealing for help with their inquiries and have released an image of the man.

"He was pushing a shopping trolley and using a walking stick. In the trolley was a red sack," policesaid.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or local police.

This story Bad Santa steals cash from safe first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.