EIGHT high-value power drills were stolen from a DIY store in Kendal, said police.
Officers said the Makita 18v rechargeable lithium drills were taken from B&Q, Burton Road, at around 6pm on May 2.
The estimated value of each drill is £102.
CCTV footage shows a man who police wish to speak to regarding the incident.
It shows a white male wearing a dark coloured coat, a white scarf and glasses.
Police said the man is seen to conceal the drills under bags in a shopping trolley before removing the security tags and either passing them to an accomplice or throwing them over the wall of the adjoining garden centre.
Anyone with information should contact PC Nikki Phelps on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.