Dubbo resident Jimmy Ring and his family are devastated and without any form of transport after two vehicles were stolen from their house in West Dubbo early Sunday morning.
The theft occurred after an earlier incident at the home when Mr Ring's black leather Jag wallet, a black oval Bluetooth speaker and both sets of car keys were also stolen from his home.
The two vehicles were parked in the driveway of Mr Ring's residence, and he thought they were safe despite the theft of his keys only hours before, as they blocked the cars in with another vehicle.
Dubbo residents have vented their fury across social media after a spate of thefts in Dubbo suburbs and have sought help from fellow residents to catch the thieves.
One resident revealed home security footage from her Dubbo residence of an intruder caught stealing from her home in broad daylight on Sunday. The resident believed the man caught on her home security camera could potentially be connected to other thefts in Dubbo, including the vehicles taken from Mr Ring's home.
The resident said she noticed a grey Commodore with red plates she believed to be connected to the intruder. Another resident reported her daughter's home being broken into in West Dubbo on the weekend.
"They took almost everything she has including her car, food, shoes, TV, paint, power tools, passport, wallet," the resident said. "She woke up and chased `him', but he drove away, smashing her car door. It's devastated her."
The number plate on Mr Ring's white four-wheel-drive is EBH.45Y, and the Silver Lexus' number plate is BMP.66P.
Mr Ring asked residents to report any suspicious vehicles in the area to police, although he acknowledges the thieves will most likely remove or damage the number plates.
Orana Mid-Western Police District Inspector Dan Skelly said people should always report thefts to the police but praised those who use social media to raise public awareness.
"It is good they are also sharing on social media, the more info we get out there, the more useful it is for us and could help recover stolen items quicker," he said.
"Police don't condone vigilante type behaviour, but we do promote responsible reporting of these types of things on social media."