AN investigation is underway after a would-be thief tried to break into several lock-up garages in Renfrew.

The attempted thefts took place in Anderson Drive sometime between 4am and 5am this morning.

Police were called to the street after local residents reported hearing suspicious noises outside before a vehicle was seen driving away from the scene.

When officers arrived, they discovered two garage doors had been damaged but nothing was taken from the lock-ups.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information or dashcam footage of the area around the time of the incident is asked to contact police on 101.