A WOULD-BE thief attempted to steal a medical bag from the back of a vehicle during an incident in Poole this week.

Police investigating the crime said the offender raided a van in Norman Gardens, Branksome in the ten-minute window between 7.10pm and 7.20pm on Monday, January 27.

It is not known how the criminal got into the van.

However, they were attempting to steal a medical bag before being interrupted.

In a separate incident sometime after 10.20pm on the following day, Tuesday, the bodywork and wing mirror of a vehicle parked in Playfields Drive were damaged.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call police on 101.