A contractor working in South Normanton was given a shock when they unloaded materials from their van on Wednesday - when a thief jumped in the driver seat and drove off.
He and fellow workers were busy at a new housing development at Carter Lane East, South Normanton, at around 10am on Wednesday, October 10.
When the man went to open the rear double doors of the white Ford Transit van, he felt it jolt , before speeding off.
The keys had been left in the ignition.
The thief headed in the direction of the McDonald’s restaurant and fellow workers gave chase in another van.
However they could not catch the thief.
There are no descriptions of the suspect.
If you have any information, contact police on 101 .