BURGLARS broke in to a home in Rubery this morning (December 31), but scarpered after the security alarm went off.

The burglary took place in the early hours of New Year’s Eve in Windmill Avenue and West Mercia Police has since launched an appeal for witnesses.

A spokesman for the force said: “If you have information that you believe may be connection to this incident, please contact the police on 101.

“Please remain vigilant around your area and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to the police on 101.”