Darth Vader, the dark enforcer in the Star Wars movies, was up to no good in Hokitika at the weekend - he was caught on camera using a stolen credit card.
A police spokesman said the card was stolen from a house in Dunollie on Saturday and then used on four separate occasions at a supermarket ATM in Hokitika.
Police have viewed surveillance camera footage and identified the thief only as someone of unknown gender, dressed in a black Darth Vader costume.
The thief from the dark side withdrew a "considerable" sum of cash from the machine at 12.27pm, then six minutes later at 12.33pm made another withdrawal.
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Two and a half hours later Darth was back at the ATM machine to make another withdrawal at 3.12pm, and finally two minutes later.
Police suspect the culprit was among the 12,000 revellers at the Wildfoods Festival, and are keen to hear from anyone who can help unmask Darth Vader.