A burglar who broke into a house in West Hallam stole a car that had been parked outside after he was confronted by the homeowner.
The offender broke into a house on Bagot Street shortly before 10pm on October 21.
When he was discovered by a 26-year-old woman who lived there, he fled the property along with the keys to a red Hyundai that had been parked outside.
The burglar then made off in the car, which was later found abandoned on Sycamore Close, Mapperley.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the offence or anyone who saw the red Hyundai being dumped in Mapperley.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Amreen Khokhar on 101, quoting reference 16000333644.
Alternatively, send a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.