Nottinghamshire Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a car and bike was stolen.
Officers were called to Southchurch Drive in Clifton in the early hours of Tuesday morning following a report of a burglary.
It was reported that an unknown person has entered through a back door and stolen car keys. A black Nissan car was taken between midnight and 5.30am.
Police Constable Dave Thornton is leading the investigation. He said: “Burglary is one of the most upsetting crimes anyone can suffer and it leaves the home owner with a series of practical and emotional issues to resolve.
“If a vehicle is stolen it then results in the owner being without transport and unable to get to work.
“Vehicles are obviously a tempting target for any house burglar and can be stolen in a matter of seconds by a burglar once they have gained entry to your home.
“Burglars are often looking for an easy opportunity and simple security measures will be enough to deter them. Keep your keys out of sight and not in your front door or hallway. Don’t leave windows open on ground floors and consider a simple security camera.
“Whilst offences like this are rare, we can make them even rarer still by taking some simple steps in our homes.
“Clearly we are very keen to find the person responsible for this crime and would particularly like to speak to any local residents who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area over recent days.
“A distrinctive pit bike was also stolen (picured), which has an American flag bodywork.
“We are now appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward to help with our enquiries.
“Please call 101, quoting incident number 59 of 17 November 2020 with any information.”