A car has been used to ram a petrol station shopfront in Cranbourne West on Thursday 4 April.
A white Nissan Navara dual cab ute carrying four people reversed and crashed into the front glass door of the Apco service station on Dandenong-Hastings Road about 11.50pm, police allege.
A staff member ran into the rear of the store before locking himself in the office.
Police say three of the bandits ran into the store before jumping the counter and stealing cigarettes.
Police have released CCTV still images of a number of men who police believe may assist with their investigation.
Casey Crime Investigating Unit is investigating the aggravated burglary.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.