Police are searching for a man they believe can assist with inquiries into an alleged break and enter and theft at a building site on Sunday.
Police were called to a construction site at Macquarie Road, Cardiff, at about 6.30am after reports of a trespasser.
When officers from Lake Macquarie Police District arrived, they found a number of tools and a collection of building supplies stacked next to a black Suzuki 4WD.
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Soon after, police located a man who immediately ran from the building site. A short foot pursuit began before officers lost sight of the man.
A perimeter was established and Polair and the Dog Unit were engaged. The man was tracked to local bushland but when he was unable to be located, the search for him was suspended at 12.30pm.
The man is described as of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, aged in his 40s, with a medium build and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and grey beanie.
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