Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe can help their inquiries into the theft of a donation box from a Sikh temple in Tarneit last month.

Police have been told a man stole the donation box, which contained a small amount of cash, from the temple on Davis Road about 10.45am on Thursday, February 28.

The man loaded the box on to the back of a blue Ford Falcon utility and fled the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information about this vehicle to come forward. Photo: Victoria Police

It is believed he returned the empty donation box to the temple about 2pm.

The offender is described as having a dark complexion with black hair and is about 175cm tall.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.