RESIDENTS have been warned about car theft after two vehicles were taken from a neighbourhood in Christchurch.

The vehicles have been recovered by police after they were stolen from driveways.

Police received reports of a Saab being stolen from Miller Road between 10pm on July 28 and 11.30am on July 29.

After entering a house, keys and other items were taken and the Saab which was parked on the driveway was driven away.

Shortly before 6am on August 1, police received reports of a Mercedes being stolen.

During the night of July 31 a house on neighbouring Haking Road was entered and the car was stolen.

Keys and other items were snatched, before the Mercedes was taken from the driveway.

Two arrests were made in relation to the Haking Road incident.

A 26-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of burglary and a 30-year-old man from Poole was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft.

Both men were released under investigation.

No arrests have been made in connection with the Miller Road incident.

The neighbourhood police team has warned residents in the area to take caution and secure their properties.

The houses involved in the incidents were left insecure.

Dorset Police confirmed the vehicles had been recovered.