Offender or offender had broken into the house, stolen and the car keys and stolen the vehicle, a dark blue SEAT Leon SR.
Police located the stolen car around 15 minutes later on Prospect Place, Harrogate.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number NYP-01042016-0075 when passing on information about this incident.