Police hunt car-key burglar in Belper

Police are hunting a burglar who broke into two homes on the same road before stealing keys and making off with a car.

The burglar broke into a house on Openwood Road sometime between 12.45am and 5am on Sunday through an unlocked ground floor window and took a purse and car keys, before stealing a blue Ford Focus from the drive.

At 3.20am police believe the same thief prised open a window and entered another house on Openwood Road while the occupants were sleeping. The alarm went off and he fled empty-handed.