Would-be thieves fled after crashing a stolen car into scaffolding and another vehicle in Northampton during the early hours of Friday (June 17).
Detectives say three offenders broke into an address in a quiet Bellinge cul-de-sac between 3am and 4am, stealing keys to a grey Renault Kangoo.
A police spokesperson added: “Two males and one female attempted to steal the vehicle parked outside a property in Lasham Court, but collided with scaffolding before hitting a neighbour’s car and causing damage to both vehicles.
"They abandoned the vehicle and fled — the female carrying a bottle of wine in her hand.”
One of the males wore a grey tracksuit while the female had on a black skirt and carried a black bag.
Officers are asking witnesses or anyone who may have caught part of the incident on CCTV to call 101 using Incident number 22000346348 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.