Malvern police are hoping to identify a man after a car was stolen at a shopping centre car park in Armadale last month.
It is believed a man was walking through the Wattletree Road centre when he unknowingly dropped his car keys on the ground while rummaging through his bag about 7.05pm on 13 August.
Minutes later, an unknown man walked past and picked up the car keys.
Investigators believe the man left the shopping centre for a short time and returned wearing different clothing.
The man entered the level two car park on foot and drove away in the victim’s car, which is a blue Hyundai Kona wagon bearing registration 1PX7JO.
Police believe the registration plates may have been removed from the vehicle shortly after the incident.
Investigators have released CCTV and images of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their investigation.
The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged between 30-35 years, with a medium build, light brown wavy hair and a receding hair line.
Anyone who recognises the man or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.