By Emily Pidgeon For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:38 GMT, 1 November 2017 | Updated: 04:47 GMT, 1 November 2017
A thief has been spied escaping to the roof of a busy Melbourne shopping mall during the lunch hour rush.
Police helicopters were circling the CBD in attempts to find the man who escaped to a roof cavity along with a number of police officers on the ground.
The man, believed to be dressed in black, allegedly tried to rob an Elizabeth Street retail store and was later seen on the roof of a business after 1pm Wednesday.
A thief has been spied escaping to the roof of a busy Melbourne shopping mall (pictured) during the