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Bourke Street's 'trolley man' wanted by police

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He touched the heart of Australians with his bravery, but "trolley man" is sought by police for burglary.

Australia fell in love with the bystander who confronted the offender in the Bourke Street terrorist attack with a trolley. 

But the homeless Melburnian dubbed "trolley man" is wanted over burglaries and breaching his bail conditions.

Michael Rogers, 46, rammed Hassan Khalif Shire Ali with a shopping trolley as police officers tried to disarm the Somali-born radical in the Bourke St terror attack on Friday.

But less than a week later, police want to track Mr Rogers down for other matters.

"Police are seeking the whereabouts of a 46-year-old man of no fixed address in relation to a number of recent burglaries in the Melbourne CBD and St Kilda areas and breach of bail conditions," they said in a statement on Thursday night.

Almost $144,000 has been raised by the public for Mr Rogers since Saturday.

The National Homeless Collective, who set-up the online fundraiser, states on the website all of the money will be held in a trust fund for Mr Rogers.

An accountancy firm has also offered to oversee it and provide him with financial advice.

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The GoFundMe page set up for "Trolley Man".
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