A Mitsubishi Triton utility stolen from Hovell Street on Monday night was recovered by police on Tuesday in Donaldson Street.
Police say the car was reported missing at 9.30pm by a local tradesman.
The tradesman had his tools stored in locked boxes on the utility's tray.
The offenders forced open the locked boxes and stole a variety of tools including the tradie's power tools.
The vehicle, found next morning at 6.30, was examined for fingerprints and any other traces.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Cootamundra police.