Police are looking for two men after a series of break-ins involving a stolen car in Gerringong early on Sunday.
Residents of a home on Tasman Drive discovered their car had been stolen about 4am when they heard noises at the front of their house.
When they went outside to investigate, they saw two men walking away from their car and felt the vehicle was warm, suggesting it had been driven without their knowledge.
On returning inside, they found signs their home had been broken into and their car keys had been stolen. The keys were not returned with the car.
They later discovered their vehicle had been used in a number of robberies in the area that morning.
An investigation by Lake Illawarra Police indicated the car had been used in a failed break and enter at a home on Cooke Place, as well as the robbery of a home on Geering Street where a number of personal items were taken.
The car may also be linked to the theft of personal items from a motor vehicle parked on Pacific Avenue.
Lake Illawarra crime prevention officer Senior Constable Mark Scott said the offenders then returned the car to its original premises.
‘‘There were two male persons seen leaving the car in Tasman Drive, including one male offender with blond curly hair,’’ he said.
Police have spoken to one suspect but require further assistance.
Const Scott said police believe a dark-coloured sedan seen in the area around the time of the robberies may be the vehicle the offenders arrived in.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.