A MORNINGTON milk bar owner chased two men on bikes after they attempted to steal from her shop, 2.45pm, Friday 15 March.
Detectives said the men wearing scarves as face coverings entered the Wandella Road shop with a hammer and a knife and attempted to raid the till.
Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said the woman shopkeeper refused and hit out as she tried to defend herself. The men ran out of the shop but not before swinging the hammer and smashing a display case.
The victim drove after the men but lost them.
Anyone who recognises the clothing or the bicycles is urged to contact Mornington Peninsula CIU 5978 1400 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000, or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au