A man wearing dark clothing and believed to be walking a labrador dog reportedly entered a North Staffordshire garage before swiping a folding bike, a standard bike, and a chainsaw.
Police officers believe the same man then returned to the Cheadle property and took another book as well as a chainsaw that was being kept inside a garage.
The incident happened in Leek Road on Thursday.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A residential garage break occured in the early hours of March 26.
“A young male dressing in dark closing, who appeared to be on foot with a labrador type dog, was seen looking around a detached garage with a torch.
“He then enters the garage via an insecure door and upon entering stole a blue folding bike before making off. He returned a short time later, alone, and re-entered the garage removing a pedal cycle and a chainsaw from a cupboard.
“Can residents please be mindful to keep all sheds and garages secure.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or via 101 quoting incident 209 of March 26.