Detectives are linking two burglaries in the Kingsthorpe area, after two homes were broken into on the same night.
Police say a house in Sherwood Avenue was looted between midnight and 6.30am on Friday, after burglars got in through a ground floor window.
They stole handbags, mobile phones, a laptop and a digital camera, as well as car keys used to drive off in a burgundy Vauxhall Corsa that was parked on the drive.
Officers believe the burglary is linked to another, in Fylingdale, between 10.45pm on Thursday and 1.30am on Friday.
Thieves broke into the house through the back door, stealing gloves, headphones and a purse, as well as a set of car keys, however, the vehicle was not stolen.
Meanwhile, a wallet, Playstation game and laptop computer were stolen from a house in Main Street, East Farndon.
Police say burglars broke in during the early hours of Thursday, October 10, between midnight and 6.40am.
A burglar pushed the key out of a lock and reached through a cat flap to pick it up from the floor.
Detectives say the laptop is a Dell Inspiron make and model with the letter ‘N’ missing.
A police spokesman said: “Never leave keys in the locks as they can often be accessed through an opening such as a letterbox or, as in this case, a cat flap.”