Detectives from Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man following a series of thefts from vehicles and the theft of a car in Beveridge last week.
Investigators have been told that at least 7 cars were broken into in the vicinity of Mandalay Estate, Beverage between 2 and 4am on 23 September.
Items stolen from the vehicles include wallets, tools and personal items.
Detectives also believe the same offender is responsible for the theft of red Mazda Bravo utility from an Abbey Road address about the same time.
The stolen Mazda was located on Bendigo Street, Mickleham the following day.
Police have released images of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.
The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, with a medium build, and was wearing a distinctive KSCY hooded-top.
Investigators are appealing for witnesses or any persons who may have CCTV footage that captured anything suspicious in the area to contact police.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.