A BRAZEN gang who smashed the window of a Land Rover fled the scene of the crime after the alarm went off.

Now the owner of the car has made a public appeal to trace the would-be thieves.

Ben Marshall, who lives in Grove, took to Facebook to alert other car owners around Kennet Close, where he said the incident happened on Monday at 2.15pm.

In a post on the Wantage & Grove community group, he described the three offenders as white men in a black Volvo V50 Estate.

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Mr Marshall shared a registration number for the vehicle online but added: "We have been advised this is likely cloned and therefore has probably changed.

“The suspect that broke the window was a man of large build, quite short, in his 30s.

“He wore a black baseball cap, a dark T-shirt and a pair of light coloured shorts.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed that officers are investigating the criminal damage to the Land Rover.

A spokesperson for the force said yesterday afternoon that no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information about the incident can call 101 quoting crime reference number 43200264667.