Police are investigating following a theft from an Echuca hardware store earlier last month.
Investigators have been told that an unknown man attended a hardware store on Ogilvie Avenue just after 11.40am on Thursday 13 September.
Whilst in the store the man has taken a digital lock and placed it under his jumper before walking out of the store without paying for it.
A team member has confronted the man outside the store and the man has become aggressive and attempted to punch him.
The man has thrown the lock at the team member which has hit him in the head.
He has run from the store along Ogilvie Avenue.
The man is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, 177cm tall, medium build, in his mid-30s with dark hair.
The man was wearing a blue t-shirt, brown jacket and dark-coloured pants.
Police have released a images of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.
Anyone who recognises the man or has information in relation to the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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