RESIDENTS are being asked to be vigilant after a £13,000 BMW and items worth thousands of pounds were taken in a car key burglary incident near Stourbridge.

The grey BMW 318 M Sort, registration YC59 ZCV, was stolen along with two laptops, worth £400 and £500, a £250 iPod Touch, a £900 black Mulberry handbag, a £300 brown Mulberry purse, a Hugo Boss black leather wallet and bank cards from a property in Broome.

The incident, off Broome Lane, happened between 11pm on Wednesday January 15 and 6am yesterday (Thursday January 16).

Police say offenders got in after levering a window and took the keys to a BMW parked outside – which contained a child’s pushchair and car seat.

Officers from North Worcestershire Police have since been carrying out house to house inquiries and are urging residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour.

A man in a silver Volkswagen Golf is believed to have been seen acting suspiciously in the area the previous day.

Witnesses or anyone with information, including anyone who saw the BMW being driven away or knows where it is now, should contact the burglary team at Kidderminster CID on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 89-s-160114 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via website