Knox Police are appealing for help to identify a man and a woman after a theft and assault on a staff member last month in Wantirna South.
The two unknown offenders attended a sports store at a shopping centre on Burwood Highway about 11.40am on 1 May.
The pair selected various clothing items and a cap and hid the items under bags in their trolley.
The pair then went to leave without paying for the items and when confronted by staff, pushed the female staff member out of the way and fled the store.
Police are releasing images of a man and a woman they believe can assist with their
The man has a distinctive tattoo on his lower leg.
Anyone who recognises the pair, or has information that could assist police is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au