We had a car stolen out of our driveway a couple years ago--our key-obsessed kid happened to leave a set of valet keys in our other vehicle on the same night where a local petty theft specialist went house to house hunting for loose change, cologne, gift cards... the usual things people leave in their cars. On this night, he just happened to luck into a set of keys that allowed him to exit the neighborhood in our car.
We had a Ring floodlight camera mounted directly above where all the action took place, and it caught the whole thing from start to finish. When we showed the police, their response was, "Oh... yeah... we're pretty sure we know who that is. We'll get back to you." The car was parked outside the thief's house, and they were able to apprehend him with the car ~2 days later. What did they do with the guy, you ask? Let him go, of course. Thanks, City of Columbus. Tough on nothin'.
Unfortunately, in a matter of 2 days, this guy was able to hit a trashcan, back into something, rip the headliner stealing a bicycle, and smoke a TON of cigarettes. We carried full coverage insurance with Allstate, and they brought the car back to pre-loss condition with a little body work and plenty of detailing inside + a new headliner. Our policy also included coverage for a replacement car seat (side note, if someone steals your car, don't reuse your car seat, just get a new one, especially if your policy covers it--our thief was apprehended with his son sitting in our son's car seat) and $100 for "apparel and luggage", which replaced our diaper bag and my wife's coat.
It was a frustrating experience, but fortunately, it all worked out. Even for the thief, I suppose.