A man thought to be responsible for a string of home break-ins near Wodonga's greenbelt areas has been caught on camera targeting another home.
The man was filmed entering the Dalton Avenue house about midnight last Thursday night or early Friday morning as the occupants slept.
He took a bag containing a small amount of cash, which was dumped nearby, and detectives believe the man may be linked to a series of similar burglaries.
The home backs onto the Wodonga golf course, with other properties backing onto green areas targeted in the past 12 to 24 months.
Detective Sergeant Graeme Simpfendorfer said a family with children were sleeping inside during the most recent incident.
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"He's quiet, methodical and probably has tried various other places until he's found one that's unlocked," he said.
"To have that knowledge that someone's been in your home while you're asleep is terrifying for anyone.
"They didn't realise anything was amiss until the next morning."
Police believe the man has been moving around on foot, possibly after parking nearby.
Detective Sergeant Simpfendorfer urged anyone who sees a suspicious car in their area to contact police.
Call (02) 6049 2700 or 1800 333 000.