TOOLS worth thousands of dollars were stolen from South West Tools & Industrial early Sunday morning.
Warrnambool police Acting Sergeant Lana Roberts said the offenders forced their way through the front doors of the business using a glass cutter and an axe.
"Numerous boxes of tools were loaded onto a grey-colored Holden Crewman utility which was fitted with stolen number plates," she said.
"Security camera footage is being examined by investigators.
The offenders also tried to take a hydraulic wood splitter but left it behind."
Acting Sergeant Roberts requested anyone with information about the burglary contact the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Two south-west men will also appear in Warrnambool court on Monday after being charged with family violence-related offending.
A 35-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault and breaching a court order
The charges relate to punching a woman to the head, causing a split lip and grazing and bruising during an incident which happened about 5am Sunday.
A 21-year-old Camperdown man has also been remanded in custody charged with 13 offences after a long-running series of incidents.
The charges include recklessly causing injury, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, harassing a witness and breaching court orders.
Acting Sergeant Roberts said it was alleged the man had pulled on a vehicle's handbrake while a woman was driving and when she yelled at him, he grabbed her hair and smashed her head into the steering wheel.
An intervention order banning contact was put in place during October but the man contacted the woman the same day he was served that order by police officers.
Police allege the man has repeatedly contacted the woman which led to his arrest.
Both the Hamilton and Camperdown man are expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday for bail/remand hearings.