Two homes were targeted by a burglar in Mansfield during daylight hours.
The properties on Alexander Avenue were hit between 9am and 1pm on Friday, 20th February.
During the first attempted break-in, a wheel brace was used to attempt to gain entry to a garage, and then to hallway window, but without success.
It is thought a short time later the culprit then smashed a window to the front door of a porch.
The offender then got away with bank card and jewellery.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.