POLICE are warning residents to keep an eye on their sheds and ensure they are kept secure after a spate of break-ins in the Stourbridge area.

Amblecote neighbourhood officers say they have received two reports of sheds being broken into on the Penfields estate in between January 31 and February 6 and four in total in the Stourbridge area in the last week.

Offenders made off with fishing tackle and power tools after gaining access to sheds by snapping the locks, police said.

People can get crime prevention advice online on the West Midlands Police website.