POLICE have put out a warning after an attempted theft in Bewdley.

The incident happened on Springhill Rise at around 11.30pm last night (Monday February 12).

Thieves using a relay device tried to steal a car but were disturbed by the owner and ran off.

Police constable Marc Ginder put out a warning on West Mercia Police's Neighbourhood Matters alert system.

He said: "The thieves were seen using a "relay" device which is used in the theft of key-less style cars.

"Thankfully they were disturbed by the owner and they ran from the scene."

He issued tips to keep vehicles safe including fitting a steering wheel lock, fitting a driveway post and putting the key fob in a signal-blocking pouch.