A HOMEOWNER watched helplessly as burglars drove off with his car.

Thieves broke in to the house in Lancer Way in Billericay at about 1.30am on January 7 and took the keys to a black Ford Lancer ST with a 63 registration plate.

The homeowner woke as the burglars left his home.

He made it to the window in time to see a man drive off in his car.

Another suspect left in a second vehicle. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Basildon CID on 101.