Casey Crime Investigation Unit is investigating a burglary that occurred at a store in Narre Warren on the 10 January.
Police allege that at about 7:10am the offender entered the Princes Highway store, which was closed and unstaffed at the time.
He grabbed a number of liquor bottles from the display counter, concealing them under his jacket.
The boy, who is described as Caucasian, around 16 years of age, 5 ft 9″, about 85kgs, brown short hair and was wearing a white t-shirt, black plants and sneakers, has then gone and met up with a another boy.
The second man, who is described as Pacific Islander appearance, 6 ft 2″, approximately 95kgs and wearing a dark hoodie with a cap on, then entered the store and also took a number of bottles before leaving with the first boy.
Police have released CCTV still images of a boy who they believe may be able to assist with the investigation.
If you recognise the boy or have any information about the incident please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or http://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au and quote incident number 190021106.