A moped was stolen from outside a house in Belper, before being taken on a joy ride around Kilburn.
Two men took the bike from a garden in Long Row overnight between August 22 and August 23.
It was later recovered after they were seen riding it in Kilburn at around 9.30pm on Thursday August 23.
The duo fled and police are appealing for any information.
Both were not wearing helmets and one was wearing a dark coloured jacket with a grey hood and dark trousers.
Anyone with information is urged to phone 101.