Police hunt 'Santa' after Sydney car theft

Police are hunting for a man who allegedly stole a luxury car from an inner Sydney unit complex while dressed as Santa a fortnight before Christmas.

A woman reported her Mercedes missing on December 9, the day after parking it in an underground car park in Zetland.

Investigators have released CCTV footage in the hope of catching the suspected thief, who was "depicted wearing a Santa costume with a white beard".

"Stealing is unacceptable, and our investigators will continue to pursue all leads to crack this case," Superintendent Andrew Holland said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We are calling on the community and, in particular, the man in the vision to come forward and assist us with our inquiries into this brazen motor vehicle theft."

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