A car thief stole loose change, a wallet and a vape from two parked cars in Stroud on Monday.

The man entered the unattended vehicles in Ruscombe in the early hours of the morning and when challenged by the owners, he fled on foot.

Stroud police are appealing for information about the incident in The Throat off Ruscombe Lane at 2.30am.

The man who was described as being white, 5ft 9ins tall, of a slim build with stubble and was wearing a dark hoodie and rucksack.

Anyone who witnessed this taking place is asked to complete an online form quoting incident 39 of July 19.

Alternatively you can call 101 with the same details.