A BRAZEN thief smashed a car window in broad daylight in Rednal to steal several gardening tools.

The owner of a Ford Focus had parked their car on New Road in order to go into a shop for a few minutes.

But upon his return, he found the rear window had been smashed and a hedge cutter, strimmer and blower had all been stolen.

The incident happened at around 1.3pm on Monday (August 5).

Officers from the Rubery Neighbourhood Team have urged people not to buy the items if they are offered them.

They ask that you call 101, giving as much detail as possible about the sellers. The incident number is 0364S 050819.