Watch thief use crowbar to smash into Sebastopol bottleshop

Police are hunting a crowbar-yielding crook who smashed his way into a Sebastopol bottleshop.

Officers have called on public assistance to help track down the man, releasing CCTV footage of the break-in about 11.15pm on Sunday night.

The video shows the man repeatedly smashing into the shop, taking about 90 seconds to break through.

He eventually gets his hands of the target and walks away with an armful of alcohol.

A white Toyota Corolla and silver Mitsubishi Lancer were seen leaving the area shortly afterwards.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to crimestoppersvic.com.au.