Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary at a church in Red Hill on 10 February.
It’s believed two unknown males have attempted to jemmy open the front doors of the Arthurs Seat Road church sometime between 12.10am – 12.30am.
The males eventually gained access by forcing a side door.
A distinctive religious icon that hold significant value to the church was stolen along with a green wooden donation box containing money.
The silver icon was made in Greece in 1974 and would cost between $5,000 to $10,000 to replace.
Investigators have released images and CCTV in the hope someone may recognise the males.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.