Police have issued more details about the break-in at Ocean Shores Coles, which took place at about 2am last on Wednesday (February 20), in the hope witnesses may come forward.
They say the still unidentified man was wearing all black, including a balaclava and gloves. He climbed on top of a mesh metal cage on the eastern side of the shopping complex from where he was able to get onto the roof.
The man used what is believed to be a battery-operated angle grinder to cut a 40cm diameter hole in the colorbond roof.
He scaled down the hole and landed about three metres below, on the metal frame of the gyprock ceiling.
From there he removed some sheets of the ceiling and climbed down onto metal shelving between aisles 10 and 11.
Once inside Coles, he cut open a safe and stole an amount of money.
Police are continuing to investigate and anyone with information is requested to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/