Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a car was broken into at Altona Meadows on Boxing Day.

Detectives from the Hobsons Bay crime investigation unit said a credit card and other items were stolen from a car parked in Sommers Drive after 5.30pm on December 26.

Police believe the stolen credit card was used at a number of stores at Central Square shopping centre.

Police are wanting to speak to a man believed to be in his mid-20s to 30s, 176 centimetres tall, with a medium build, olive complexion and dark hair.

He was wearing a white t-shirt with blue sleeves, black baseball cap with white motif, dark shorts and blue Nike runners.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.