RAIDERS fled after setting off the alarm during an attempted burglary at the Tesco in Heanor on Thursday.
The thieves forced open the fire door to the petrol kiosk at around 11.10pm but activated the alarm.
A security guard told police he saw four males run out and jump into a black Honda Accord and drive off at speed in the direction of Loscoe.
The car was later seen going through a red light by the Excavator pub in Buckland Hollow.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.