Burglars used a pillowcase to steal items from an Ilkeston home.
Police are investigating after the criminals broke into a house on Heanor Road.
They made off with a grey BMW 3 Series car which was later found in Nottinghamshire.
Other stolen items included computer tablets, a laptop and jewellery.
Officers said a pillowcase was stolen from the house and used to transport the items.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the crime - which happened between 2pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, April 26 - should contact Detective Constable Emma Daniels on 101, quoting crime number 18192/16, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.