A burglar snatched a set of car keys from a Barnsley home – before making off with the vehicle parked outside.
The silver Vauxhall Astra was parked on Ollerton Road, Athersley North, Barnsley.
Police said the thief who drove off in the vehicle – between 10.30pm on Saturday, January 11 and 1am the following day – smashed the side window of the house it was parked outside to get the keys from a window sill.
The vehicle was recovered later, on nearby Bramah Street, Carlton, Barnsley.
A police investigation into the theft is now under way.
A South Yorkshire Police sopkeswoman said: “We urge motorists to ensure keys and other valuables are kept out of the view and reach of criminals.”