Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit detectives are hoping to identify two men following an attempted home invasion at Broadford last week.
Police have been told two unknown men attended at the front door of a house on Piper Street about 11.20pm on Wednesday 24 June.
Two male occupants answered the door and the men asked if a friend lived at the address.
They were told no one with that name lived at the house and asked the offenders to leave.
One of the victims then opened the door and was confronted by one of the men who was wearing a balaclava., black clothing, blue rubber gloves and carrying a metal pole.
A verbal altercation occurred but the offenders did not gain entry to the premises and then fled the scene.
No one was injured.
Police have released CCTV and images of two men who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au