THIEVES tried to steal a generator from some riding stables in Bromsgrove.
It happened in land off Ashwood Lane, Stoke Prior, between 5.30pm on Thursday and 7.30am on Friday.
They slid the bolt and bent a sheet of metal in a bid to get into the stables.
The generator was left by the barbed wire fence.
Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.