An alert motorist got dash-cam footage of a man allegedly running from a burglary on a Rowville home last week.
The incident occurred on Timbertop Drive when the home owner returned home and found a man in the backyard on 22 October at 5.30pm.
The man ran from the address after allegedly stealing a camera and a quantity of jewellery from inside the home.
The victim alerted her neighbour who took off in pursuit of the burglar.
As they ran along the street a man sitting in his car asked the neighbour what was going on.
After being appraised of the situation, the man drove his car alongside a walking track and managed to get dash-cam footage of the burglar.
Knox Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released images and footage of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.
Anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au