A HOME has been ransacked while residents were asleep inside, before offenders who are yet to be identified stole a car and led police on a chase through Tamworth.
Police claim that between 10pm on Wednesday and 2:15am, unknown people broke into a home on Brisbane Street in East Tamworth.
The house was ransacked while the occupants slept, before cash and a black Holden Calais were stolen, police allege.
Oxley Police District officers were notified and launched an investigation.
Almost an hour later, near 3am, police attempted to stop a Holden Calais in Tamworth, before a chase started when the car failed to pull over.
The pursuit was stopped a short time later.
Police said they then found the car abandoned in a vacant paddock on Green Street in West Tamworth and it was seized for forensic examination.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to call Tamworth police on 02 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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