Burglars raided a Harrogate house while the homeowner slept upstairs last night.
At aroudn 4am this morning (Thursday, July 10) the occupant of a house on Bilton Lane was woken by the sound of his dog barking.
He went to investigate and discovered the rear kitchen door had been forced open before hearing a car start on the driveway.
He looked out of the window to see his son’s silver VW Polo being driven off the driveway turning right on to Bilton Lane, heading in the direction of Fountains Avenue.
The car was found abandoned nearby in Dene Park, Harrogate, at around 5.55am.
A black work satchel and a packet of cigarettes were also stolen from the house.
Officers are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for Detective Constable Fiona Saunderson or Harrogate CID.
Alternatively, information can be emailed to Fiona.Saunderson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12140113390 when passing information about this incident.