BROMSGROVE police are investigating the theft of thousands of pounds worth of remote controlled model helicopters and cars.

The toys were stolen from a wholesaler on the Saxon Business Park, Stoke Prior, between 5-10pm on Saturday, (November 10).

The police say the theft could have happened at 8.40pm, as this was when the alarm was triggered.

The offenders smashed a 3ft by 3ft hole in the wall to access the warehouse and took the items, which are supplied to hobby shops and sell for up to £300 each.

It is not known what was used to smash the wall, but damage of £1,000 was caused.

Among the items stolen were 89 Dynam Mini Vortex M100 helicopters, worth a total of £2,225, 48 Hobao Hyper TQ2 1:18 scale Nitro engine off-road buggy cars, worth £13,440, 21 FTX Nitro Rampage off-road 1:10 scale trucks, worth £3,780, and 16 FTX Enrage electric off-road 1/10 scale buggies, worth £2,000.

PC Keith Higgins of West Mercia Police said: "A vehicle would have been needed to take the stolen goods away.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who knows where the models are being stored now, or anyone seeing them offered for sale, as it is possible they may end up on a car boot sale or market stall in the run up to Christmas."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Higgins on non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 591-s-101112, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.