Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Ryton-on-Dunsmore on Wednesday 29 which a family car was stolen.
Two burglars entered the house in Bagshaw Close at around 6.35pm after kicking open the door.
One of them was armed with a baton.
They demanded the keys to the red Ford Focus parked on the drive outside, but left when they saw the keys on a coffee table and grabbed them.
One of the offenders who forced entry to the house is described as being approximately 6ft tall, of slim build and in his early 20s.
He was wearing a dark hoody and had a scarf round his face.
The Ford Focus was driven off, without any lights, along Bagshaw Close and into Fetherston Crescent before being lost from view.
At 7.50pm the Focus was seen being driven along the A4071 Straight Mile driving towards Princethorpe in convoy with another red car.
The Focus was then found abandoned in Bourton-on-Dunsmore near the gates of Bourton Hall a short time later.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the red Ford Focus being driven from Ryton at around 6.40pm or anyone who saw anyone with the car around the time it was abandoned in Bourton.
They would also like to know where the Ford Focus was between the time it was stolen and when it was next seen on the Straight Mile around an hour later.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Rugby CID by calling 101.
Alternatively they can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers where the information can be given anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by emailing www.crimestoppers-uk.org