Detectives from Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man following a burglary in Bentleigh East last week.
Investigators have been told a man riding an electric scooter attended an address on Valkstone Street about 4.45pm on 11 January.
The man searched through a letterbox before entering the backyard via a side gate.
He then unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to the residence before fleeing on the scooter with a number of tools and a jacket.
Investigators have release images of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.
He is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, was wearing a distinctive black baseball cap with a red pattern on the side, a blue Ralph Lauren t-shirt, black shorts, grey runners, and was carrying a black Reebok sports bag.
The man also had a distinctive circular tattoo on his right elbow.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.