It happened on Chestnut Way, Selby, between 9.30pm Wednesday night and 8am yesterday morning, when a Vauxhall Insignia, parked in the driveway was broken into.
The thieves stole a toolbox containing a variety of tools.
PC Alison Marshall, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said, “If you have any information about this theft, I ask you to contact the police straight away.
"In particular, I am keen to speak to anyone who saw people or vehicles acting suspiciously in the Chestnut Way area at the time of the incident and ask them to get in touch.”
If you would prefer to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12130180234.