Sex doll robbery
The doll was stolen and bundled into a white van Victoria Police

Following a bizarre burglary, police in Australia are hunting for a robber who raided a sex doll shop and made off with a buxom life-size doll, named Dorothy and valued at almost $4,500 (£2,500, €3,790).

CCTV from the scene on was stolen in the early hours of Sunday morning (3 December) showed a man stealing the doll from the Sexyland Outlet on South Road, Moorabin, a south-eastern suburb of Melbourne.

Sex doll robbery
The doll is worth around $4,500 Victoria Police

The man was filmed wearing stockings over his head, as he entered the store cutting through the gates with bolt cutters. He then used a fire hydrant to smash the window to the rear entrance.

He later emerged from the store with the 168cm doll.

Described by local police as a man with a "solid build", the suspect then fled the scene in a white van.

Kingston Crime Investigation Unit said he was wearing a dark coloured jumper with a red stripe across the chest, dark coloured pants and dark coloured casual shoes with white laces.

Police have appealed for help to identify the man and any information that would lead to his arrest. Witnesses have been asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at