BENDIGO police are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to break into a Flora Hill church on Tuesday about 11pm.
Sergeant Tony Kekich said the man tried to break in through the rear entrance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Houston Street but was unsuccessful.
He said police patrolled the area but failed to locate the man.
Sergeant Kekich said the man was wearing dark clothing and a black cap and may have been carrying a sports bag.
He said anyone with information or who may have seen the man is urged to contact Bendigo police on 5448 1300 or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.