Thieves stole a white Audi A3 from the driveway to a property on Ilkeston’s Charter Park on Tuesday December 18 between 9.30am-8pm after breaking in.
The home owners returned home at 7.45pm to find a panel had been smashed in their French doors.
Keys to the car had been stolen from a kitchen cupboard and jewellery was also stolen from a bedroom upstairs.
The 2008 registered car was spotted by automatic number plate recognition cameras on the A610 at 6pm on the same day.
Anyone with information should phone Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.