POLICE are warning residents to remain vigilant after a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Kingswinford and Amblecote areas over the last few days.

Homes have been targeted in Blenheim Road, Ragees Road, The Portway, Bromley Lane, Astor Road, Wellington Close and Madeley Road, which are all just a stone’s throw away from each other in Kingswinford.

Police say the incidents took place between June 14 and 16 – and all occurred in the early hours of the morning and saw offenders attempting to snap locks to gain entry.

Victims have reportedly stated the offenders were in groups of four to six – comprising both white and black males.

Members of the public are urged to make sure doors and windows are securely locked during the evening.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously or for crime prevention advice check out website www.west-midlands.police.uk/crime-prevention.

Meanwhile - there have also been reports of attempted thefts in the Amblecote area over the last few days.

Offenders tried to force the garage doors on two properties in Sandringham Way and there was one theft from a car in the same location in the early hours of June 14.

A garage door was forced in Ashton Park Drive on June 14 between 3am and 3.10am; and a window was broken on a front door in Grosvenor Way and keys taken from inside the property between 2.40am and 2.45am on June 14.

Stourbridge PCSO Neal Hunt said: “We believe the offence times in Sandringham Way may be linked to around the same times as Ashton Park Drive and Grosvenor Way.”

He is urging residents to check CCTV and to get in touch if they have any evidence of anyone acting suspicious in the area. He added: “The vehicles we are interested in are a Silver Megane and a small dark coloured vehicle with a different coloured front passenger door.”

He said police would be visited the area over the next few days to speak to residents about the incidents.