Officers saw two men flee the scene and are appealing for witnesses after items stolen from four vehicles.
POLICE are investigating after a spate of car break-ins in the Bickington area in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Officers were called to Springfield Road at around 4.15am after someone reported a man trying to get into a vehicle.
They gave chase but a police spokesman said two men fled from the scene and enquiries are now ongoing to identify and locate them.
Four vehicles were broken in to between 10.30pm on Friday and the arrival of the police at 4.15am, with cash, cosmetics, a digital camera and a sat nav all taken.
Police are urging people to ensure their vehicles are secure and not to leave anything of any value on display.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on non-emergency number 101 quoting log 214 of June 29.