Man steals lobsters from Chinese restaurant

The footage was posted on Facebook on Sunday showing a young man plunging his hands into a live lobster tank, taking two and fleeing on foot.

The man is quickly chased out the door by a staff member, yelling for him to stop.

The person behind the lens, who appears to know the thief, laughs as the seafood robbery unfolds.

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Video has surfaced of a man stealing two lobsters from what appears to be the former Golden Century restaurant in Sydney’s China Town. Picture: Facebook
The man is chased out of the restaurant and down the road. Picture: Facebook

The video appears to be shot at the Golden Century Chinese restaurant on Sussex St in Sydney’s Chinatown which closed during the pandemic in 2020, suggesting the video is some years old.

As listed on the Golden Century’s menu online, the lobsters were likely southern rock lobsters from either South Australia or Tasmania.

The footage appears to be some years old as the restaurant shut down in 2020 for Covid and never reopened. Picture: Facebook

The price per kilo dropped to just $40 per kilo in early 2020 as the pandemic cut off produces from the demanding Asian markets.

But in late 2020 and 2021, the sought after seafood reached prices as high was $90 per kilo as exports came back online.

The two large lobsters the man stole appear to be between one and two kilograms worth of the expensive delicacy.

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Golden Century went into Administration in 2021 after temporarily closing due to Covid. It never reopened its Haymarket site.

Golden Century was hugely popular during operation, often frequented by politicians and even drawing the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Sibling restaurants, The Century at The Star and XOPP in Haymarket returned to business and remain open.

Man steals lobsters from Chinese restaurant

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