A GARAGE was forced open and tools were stolen during an overnight burglary in Kidderminster.

The incident happened at Snowdon Close at around 1am this morning (Tuesday January 8), where a thief took power tools and fishing tackle before leaving the scene in a black car.

Residents were alerted by a noise on their driveway, where they had two vans parked.

A black car was parked at the edge of the driveway with the boot open, with a male was loading items inside.

The garage door had been forced open.

The resident shouted at the thief, who then left in a black car which had no working lights.

People with any information about the incident are asked to contact police on 101 and quote the incident number 096s 080119.