A SHOCKED man awoke in the early hours to find burglars fleeing in his car.

The intruders broke into the home in Athelstan Road, Bitterne, Southampton, at around 4am on Sunday.

They stole a handbag and purse before driving off in a BMW Three Series parked in the drive.

Contact PC Andy Lucas on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.