RESIDENTS in Stourbridge are urged to be on their guard following a spate of burglaries in one night in the Amblecote and Pedmore areas.

Three homes in Amblecote were broken into between 12.45am and 3.44am on Friday March 8.

The first incident happened between 12.45am and 1.14am in Kirkstone Way where offenders entered the property after lock snapping the front door.

Having grabbed the car keys from the house, two cars were stolen plus £250 cash, a purse and a laptop.

The second offence happened at 3.15am in Nuthatch Drive. Offenders tried to force the front door but were disturbed by the owner of the property and made off in a dark coloured vehicle.

The third offence happened in Shadymoor Drive between 03.32am 03.44am.

Offenders gained access through garage where they broke a lock. However - the alarm went off when they entered the dining room and they made off empty handed.

Stourbridge PCSO Neal Hunt said: "These are upsetting times for victims."

He urged residents in the area to check their CCTV for any footage showing the offenders or their vehicles and he also urged people to alarm their properties at night as the offenders fled empty handed when the alarm sounded during the last recorded break in.

Residents are also urged to ensure all doors and windows are kept locked.

Attempted burglaries were also reported in Compton Road, Stourbridge, on Friday March 8 at around 3am and in Dingle Road, Pedmore, Stourbridge, between 11am and 5.15am on Friday March 8.

Offenders tried to gain access by damaging the handle of uPVC doors in both cases and a similar incident also happened in Cranbourne Road, Stourbridge, on March 1 at around 3.35am.

Anyone with any information or CCTV footage from the times of any of the above incidents is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111.