Burglars forced their way into a home in Dorchester Road through a back door in the early hours of Friday morning and stole keys to the vehicles.
The two male offenders drove off in a 17-plate black BMW 5 series and a 16-plate white Ford Kuga. A mobile phone and wallet were also stolen.
Both vehicles started to activate ANPR cameras heading towards Westcroft, West Midlands.
The Ford was involved in a crash and the victim's mobile phone was found inside.
A 16-year-old was arrested and the other offender and the BMW are still outstanding.
If anybody has any information in relation to this incident contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting serial number 15 of of September 13.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org