NSW Police have recovered one of two luxury cars that were stolen from a Helensburgh home while the owners were sleeping.
Police believe thieves snatched two sets of car keys from a house on Cemetery Road in the early hours of Monday, April 24.
The thieves then accessed the cars – a white BMW and a black Audi – before driving away.
The thefts were reported to police at Wollongong Local Area Command about 7am, when the owners awoke and noticed them missing.
On Thursday police pulled over a white BMW on a street at Mount Pritchard, in south-western Sydney, after vehicle checks drew it to their attention.
A 29-year-old Canterbury at the wheel of the car was arrested and later charged.
He will appear before Liverpool Local Court on May 8, accused of with driving a car without the consent of the owner.
Police have carried out a forensic examination of the property as part of efforts to determine how the thieves gained entry.
The Mercury understands the cars were parked in the driveway when they were stolen.
Police inquiries into the matter are continuing.
The recovered BMW has been seized for forensic analysis before being returned to the owners.
The Audi remains missing.
The value of the cars is estimated at more than $50,000 each.
Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to assist the police investigation.