Thieves have stolen $4000 worth of tools from a vehicle owned by a family business.

Melissa Norris said that she and her husband Colin, who run Chux Electrical Services, were having lunch at Werribee Pacific when their ute was broken into between 1.30-3.30pm on Thursday, January 18.

Ms Norris said their ute was parked upstairs near the centre’s Urban Diner and the car’s canopy window had been smashed.

Mr Norris’ Milwaukee tool kit was stolen, along with a Foxtel satellite tester and a duffel bag of full of tools such as hammers and chisels.

“When I got back to the truck, there was probably glass scattered around a five-metre radius,” Mr Norris said.

Ms Norris said this was the second time their tools had been stolen. In August 2015, tools were also stolen from their car, which was parked outside their home.

Ms Norris said she and her husband were able to return to work after the latest theft thanks to fellow tradies and friends who loaned them tools. However, Mr Norris said he had spent $1100 replacing some tools.

Ms Norris said she had been told there was no CCTV covering that section of car park. She said the family were hoping someone who saw or heard their ute getting broken into would contact police.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.