Thieves crashed a stolen car onto the front lawn of a house in Orange near where it was taken.
Central West Police District Chief Inspector Scott Rayner said the car had been parked outside a house in Phillip Street.
He said it was believed the car was stolen between 1am and 5am on Saturday morning.
"About 5.20am the car was seen driving erratically in Phillip Street," he said.
"It lost traction, slid sideways mounting a gutter and kerb coming to rest in the front yard.
"A number of persons were seen to flee the vehicle when it came to rest."
Chief Inspector Rayner said the car suffered damage to wheels and some panels,\.
He said police were on the scene quickly where they spoke to witnesses and alerted the owner.
Chief Inspector Rayner said police had seized the vehicle as part of their investigation.
He said they were still looking for the alleged offenders.
In a separate incident a white and silver child's scooter, valued at about $100, was stolen from outside a house in Autumn Street at 5.20pm on Friday.
Chief Inspector Rayner said the theft had been witnessed.
He said police were looking for a man, about 1.7 metres tall, of thin build, with a shaved head and was wearing a black T-shirt.
And in another separate incident a man is due to face Orange Local Court on February 22 after he was charged with mid-range drink driving.
Chief Inspector Rayner said the man had been driving a car in Leura Road at 12.05am on Saturday when he was stopped by police and tested.
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