Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at an Ilkeston house in the early hours of this morning.
The offender forced his way into a property on Park Road at 6.20am and stole a handbag containing cash and bank cards.
Itmes from the bag were found discarded on Heathfield Avenue, near the cemetery gates in Cantalupe Road and on Flamstead Road.
The offender is described as being of slim build, about 5ft 6ins, and was wearing a black hoodie and grey trousers.
He was seen running away from the Park Road area towards Heathfield Avenue.
Detectives are now appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity to come forward by calling 101 and quoting crime reference 13498/15. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.