POLICE are investigating the theft of a ute at Echuca and subsequent theft of petrol at a Calder Park service centre.
The Ford Ranger ute was stolen from a locked carpark on the Northern Hwy at Echuca just before midnight on November 12.
The stolen ute was then involved in a petrol drive-off at a service centre on the Calder Hwy at Calder Park on December 7.
On this occasion, the stolen ute was being driven by a man with another man in the front passenger seat.
Investigators have released images of two men who they believe can help with their inquiries.
The ute has since been located on Oldhouse Track Rd in the Lerderderg State Forest.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 180033300 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au