THIEVES tried to break into a garage and a car in Basildon.

The culprits attempted to force open a garage door in Mariskals sometime between 8.45am and 6.30pm on Friday, April 4.

They then tried to get into a blue Ford Focus, parked nearby, damaging the car's boot and bumper.

Anyone with information contact PC Emily Lurton at Basildon Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.