NEIGHBOURHOOD police are warning people to take extra care with their bicycles after two reported thefts and two attempted break-ins in Stourbridge.

A Scott red, black and white mountain bike was stolen from an address on Amblecote High Street on July 3 between 4.30am and 6.30am, and a blue Rayleigh Grifter bike - around 30 to 40 years old and of sentimental value to its owners - was stolen from a back garden in Stourbridge on July 7 between 1am and 5.30am.

PCSO Neal Hunt, of Stourbridge Police, said: "The seat of the bike has been taped up so it will be quite distinctive."

Police say a garage door was also tampered with on Penfields Road between 9pm on July 6 and 1.30pm on July 7 but no entry was gained. A resident in Bredon Road, Penfields, also reported a bolt being forced open on their shed between 6pm on July 6 and 6am on July 7 but nothing was taken.

PCSO Neal Hunt said: "Looking at the final three reports it looks like these may have happened overnight from July 6 to 7."

He urged any residents with Ring doorbell cameras that have been activated at that time to contact the police if they have any relevant footage.

Anyone with any information about the thefts of the whereabouts of the two missing bikes is urged to contact police on 101 or via Live Chat online on the force website (and quote the crime numbers - 20DY/153795P/20 for the Scott mountain bike and 20DY/158310Z/20 for the missing Raleigh Grifter).