Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released CCTV footage following a ram raid which occurred in Sebastopol on Sunday.
Investigators have been told a stolen black 2004 Ford Territory was reversed into the front of a liquor store on Albert Street about 3.25am.
Two men from the vehicle then entered the store and used a laundry basket to steal a large quantity of liquor before fleeing in the Territory west on Beverin Street.
At the time of the burglary, the Ford was missing the bonnet and rear passenger door.
The vehicle also had smashed windows and wooden garden trellis affixed to the front passenger window.
Investigators believe the same vehicle was set-alight in Ross Creek during the early hours of yesterday morning.
Emergency services were called to Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road between Bells Road and Bowes Road about 2.20am on Wednesday where the Territory was destroyed by fire.
Checks revealed the vehicle was stolen from Sutton Street, Delacombe in April.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au