THIEVES used a stolen BMW as a battering ram to break through gates at a home they burgled at the weekend.

Burglars broke into a house in Chapel Lane, in Hale Barns, at around 8pm on Saturday March 18.

They smashed a window to get inside the house and snatched keys to a black BMW 320.

They fled in the stolen car, using it to ram and smash open the victim’s gates.

The car, registration R1 WGJ, is still missing.

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who has seen the stolen car, contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.