THE IGA supermarket at Chiltern had a front window smashed in an apparent attempted robbery.
Police have released this image of the man taken from security footage.
It was filmed outside the IGA just before 1.20am last Tuesday.
The man, described as short, threw a large object through the window, setting an alarm off which police believe probably prevented any entry.
The damage was valued at $2500.
The image was taken just before the window was smashed, but police are examining further footage.
Leading Sen-Constable Andrew Deegan has appealed to the public for help to identify the man.
Anyone with information about the incident should phone Chiltern police on (03) 5726 1222.