Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information following the theft of a number of power tools from a home in Malvern East last week.
It is believed an unknown man entered the property on Emo Street on Sunday 9 February just after 7.30pm.
The man was in the rear garage for about 20 minutes before he left through the garage roller door that backs onto Warley Road.
Two moving trolleys loaded with toolboxes containing tools and power tools were stolen.
Investigators have released images and CCTV of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.
The man is described as having a tanned complexion and tattoos on his left arm.
He was wearing navy track pants a black hooded vest, white t-shirt with the number 56 on the right shoulder and was carrying a black bag with red and white stripes.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.