A burglar has twice struck at the same Dandenong restaurant in the past six months.
Greater Dandenong CIU detectives are appealing for public help to identify him.
They allege he first broke into the Princes Highway business on Wednesday 11 November last year, entered a rear office and stole cash.
The latest incident happened on Friday 29 April at 1.30am, when police say the burglar entered the restaurant and tried for about 45 minutes to break into the office using what looks like two screwdrivers.
He left empty-handed when a security alarm activated.
The man has short dark hair and a slim to medium build.
At the time of the second incident he was wearing a scarf wrapped around his head, gardening gloves and Nike Shox runners.
Investigators released CCTV footage and an image of the burglar and urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
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