A would-be burglar was caught on camera after setting off an alarm in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire yesterday.
The alarm alerted a neighbour who snapped the thief fleeing the scene.
The man escaped with two others in a black Mercedes AMG. The car was displaying stolen number plates, KM62 0PF, which had been taken from a vehicle in the Birmingham area recently.
Anyone with information should contact Bedfordshire Police on 01582 394094.