A REDDITCH resident hit an intruder with a walking stick after they spotted him searching through their bedroom draws.

The incident in Johnson Close, took place at 8pm on Tuesday, March 14, when the resident heard a noise in the hallway and saw the intruder in the bedroom.

Nothing was stolen and the crook left via a back door.

There were two more similar incidents the same street that week.

Another property had a television stolen and was found with its kitchen window smashed and rear door wide open on the same night.

A further home had stolen wine and food stolen from a freezer and a board covering a kitchen window was broken between Tuesday, March 14 and Friday, March 17.

Anyone with information can contact West Mercia Police on 101.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers-uk.org.