Residents returned from holiday to find that their home in Sheffield had been broken into.
The house on Meadowhead, in Meadowhead, was raided and the family car parked outside was stolen.
A police probe into the raid is underway.
Officers are also investigating burglary in Junction Road, Hunters Bar, while the occupant of the house was at work.
The burglar responsible climbed into a wheelie bin to get through a bathroom window which had been left open.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.