Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are hoping to identify three people following a burglary at Abbotsford last month.
It is believed the group of two men and one woman entered an apartment on Shamrock Street just before 7.30pm on Monday 27 January while the occupant was out.
The group were in the apartment for about one and a half hours before the two men went to the carpark and stole the victim’s white Volkswagen Tiguan.
The car was located a short time later when it was involved in a single vehicle crash near the corner of Victoria Parade and Grosvenor Street Abbotsford.
Witnesses have told police the pair were seen running away from the crash before getting into a black Mercedes to get away.
Investigators have released images of two men and a woman that may be able to assist with their enquiries.
The first man is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 183cm tall, with short hair, stubble, sleeve tattoos on both arms and aged about 30 to 35-years-old. He was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans, black cap and thongs.
It’s believed he later changed into white runners and a bright blue hoodie and was carrying a black satchel bag.
The second man is also described as Caucasian in appearance with a medium build and about 170cm tall with mid length hair in a bun, had a beard and aged about 30 to 35-years-old.
He was wearing blue runners, blue shorts and a black hoodie. He later changed into a red and white checkered jacket with a distinctive logo printed on the back reading ‘Anti-Social Social Club’.
The woman is described as Caucasian about 25 to 30-years old with long straight dark hair. She was wearing a grey hoodie and black leggings.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au