A WOULD-BE car thief is believed to be on the prowl in Morpeth after two vehicles were damaged.
The incidents took place in Manchester Street on Monday, between 5.30pm and 7pm.
The offender attempted to force the door lock of an orange Citroen Saxo, before smashing the window, entering the vehicle and attempting to remove the cowling around the ignition.
On the same evening, a white Peugeot 306 had the driver door lock forced.
Nothing was taken from the cars and police believe the intention was to steal them.
Drivers are advised to remove all valuables from their vehicles and ensure they are locked.
Anyone with information about the incidents should contact police on 03456 043043, ext 69191.