Police have issued an appeal after attempted car thefts in Surrey.

Officers were called to an address in Burgh Wood, Banstead at around 2am on Wednesday, October 27 after a woman was notified by her video doorbell and saw a man outside on the driveway.

The man attempted to get into her car through both the driver and passenger door.

The victim opened her window and shouted at him causing him to run away towards the main A217.

The man is described as white and was wearing a flat cap, long jacket with hood and had a backpack.

One hour later at around 3am, a similar incident was reported in Epsom.

A man matching the same description was seen looking at a car - this time in the company of a second man who was wearing light coloured trousers and a dark top.

Surrey Police are asking people who can help identify the individuals to contact them quoting crime reference number PR/45210113296.

Officers have issued advice to help with vehicle protection:

- Always lock it even if you are only leaving it for a few minutes and close all your windows

- If possible, park in well-lit, well-populated or overlooked areas

- Remove any valuables from display

- Park in an area covered by CCTV or a video doorbell

- Remove any electronic devices such as a sat nav

- Secure anything that is on the outside of your vehicle such as bikes or a roof-box