BURGLARS took car keys from a house and then made off with the vehicle.

The intruders struck overnight Sunday into yesterday morning in Oakworth Road, Keighley.

They escaped with a red Suzuki Alto, which was parked outside the house.

Police inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact the police via 101 – quoting crime reference number 13200485985 – or the LiveChat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, at westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are urging residents to ensure their homes are secure, particularly with the onset of darker nights.

Advice includes:

• Always lock your doors and windows even when you’re at home

• Always take keys out of locks and keep them in a safe place

• Don't leave keys in reach of the letterbox or cat flap, or on view through a window

• Make sure items such as car keys, laptops, tablets, phones and cash cannot be seen through a window

• Don't leave power cables or charger units for laptops and tablets plugged in and on show

• If you're out, try to make your home look occupied by using a timer switch to control lights

• If you have a burglar alarm always remember to switch it on when you leave the house or when you go to bed