Thieves stabbed a man before snatching his car keys and driving off in the BMW.
At about 2.30am yesterday, the victim, a 21-year-old man was in bed with his partner, a 21-year-old woman, when the burglars struck.
After attacking the victim, the assailants stole keys to his BMW car and escaped from the house in Abington, Ouston, near Chester-le-Street, in the vehicle.
The victim was treated for stab injuries at the RVI in Newcastle. He has now been discharged from hospital.
Detective Constable Lindsay Guest said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare and we do not believe those involved pose a risk to the wider community.”
Anyone who can help us identify the men responsible is urged to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.