BURGLARS stole a car after breaking into a porch and then fishing its keys through a letterbox.
Police are appealing for information after the blue 56-registration Ford Mondeo was stolen following the burglary in South Avenue, Southend.
An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "Keys to the car were stolen after the front porch was broken in to and an implement used to obtain the keys through the letterbox.
The vehicle was then removed from the driveway."
It happened between 11.30pm on Friday, June 20 and 11am this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Sam Kyle at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.