Block star and billionaire Adrian Portelli has supplied a $100,000 reward after clueless thieves broke into his workplace with sledgehammers — solely to search out the place empty.
Mr Portelli, the flamboyant entrepreneur dubbed the “Lambo man” identified for his repeated purchases of multimillion-dollar properties on actuality present The Block, shared CCTV footage on Instagram on Thursday of a bunch of thieves breaking into the places of work of his on-line raffle enterprise LMCT+ in Melbourne’s northern suburbs in a single day.
“Alright so final evening a number of guys with sledgehammers thought it will be a good suggestion to interrupt via the window within the LMCT headquarters and so they thought they have been going to be welcomed to a giant pot of gold so they may simply run away to Barbados and reside off the cash,” the 34-year-old instructed his 292,000 Instagram followers.
“Guys — I don’t hold cash, keys, something of worth on web site. In order for you your self a Coco Republic sofa you’re greater than welcome to interrupt in and are available steal it, however if you’d like money or every other goodies there’s nothing right here. I’m from West as nicely, mate, you assume I’m going to f**king sit right here publicising all this money after which be like, oh yeah, it’s on the manufacturing facility, come on guys assist your self to it? F**ok, come on, mate, smarten up.”
Mr Portelli stated he wished to “make some enjoyable of it”.
“We’re going to play slightly recreation — it’s known as convict the felony,” he stated.
“I’m going to provide somebody $100,000, transferred into their financial institution immediately, for anybody that gives info that results in an arrest and a conviction. Guys, $100,000 should you give the data to me or the police which are on this case.”
At the least 4 masked thieves, some carrying headlamps, have been seen in CCTV footage ransacking the LMCT+ places of work, together with flipping over a sofa, earlier than leaving in a rush after realising there was nothing of worth.
One other CCTV video confirmed the perpetrators’ alleged car, a dark-coloured four-door ute.
“Did they take something? No they left empty-handed of their pursuit of happiness, looking for their pot of gold,” Mr Portelli stated.
“Guys, all you need to do is purchase a bundle, mate, you’re not going to steal it. It’d be simpler to purchase a bundle and try to win it than try to discover it in a spot that it’s not at. It’s on the financial institution. So if you wish to rob the financial institution you’re greater than welcome to. However $100,000 up for grabs, let’s get your pondering caps on, let’s go detectives, share this submit. Only for the f**king inconvenience, they’ve f**ked up my morning, so I’m prepared to cough up $100,000 to make these guys pay.”
In one other video he joked that the thieves had carried out him a favour.
“A giant, large shout out to the blokes that broke into the store final evening,” he stated.
“You’ve given me a bunch of recent content material that I truly desperately wanted. We have been operating low on content material. You guys did me wonders. However should you do need to win $350,000 the authorized manner, right here is the hyperlink right here. It’s solely $10, it’s quite a bit much less effort than stealing a automobile, breaking into a spot, now you’ve acquired all of the police in your tail and your mates will in all probability rat you out for $100,000.”
Victoria Police has been contacted for remark.
LMCT+, based in 2018 by Mr Portelli and Troy Williams, is a flashy lottery enterprise that provides away homes, automobiles and money beneath a authorized loophole.
Technically it sells subscriptions, costing as much as $100 a month, to a consumers membership offering reductions throughout greater than 700 retailers.
However LMCT+ is greatest identified for its high-profile giveaways, which it operates as a “commerce promotion” — a kind of lottery initially designed to assist companies entice prospects by rewarding them with prizes — beneath a license issued in NSW, the Herald Solar beforehand reported.
In October, the newspaper revealed playing regulators in South Australia and Victoria had launched investigations into the corporate after receiving complaints, whereas NSW’s Workplace of Truthful Buying and selling stated it had investigated LMCT+ in 2022 and located no proof of any wrongdoing.
Mr Portelli instructed the Herald Solar on the time he “welcomed” the investigation.
“I pay six figures each week in tax, I’m joyful to pay my tax,” he stated.
“You’ll be able to’t be this public and never have all the things so as. We’ve been working for 5 years now. I welcome anybody to come back right here and query, tear it aside, deliver it on.”
Mr Portelli is price a reported $1 billion and is understood for his eye-watering spending.
A college dropout, he initially labored at his father’s truck restore enterprise earlier than placing riches in Los Angeles working in tech begin ups.
He teamed up together with his tech-savvy flatmate whereas within the US to develop a number of profitable apps, which they then offered at huge income.
It comes every week after Mr Portelli welcomed a child boy together with his girlfriend Karlie Butler.
Final 12 months, he made headlines after utilizing a crane to carry his $3 million McLaren Senna GTR 57 ranges into his $39 million Melbourne penthouse.