TOURISTS caravanning in the area are being warned to make sure their property is safe after a 3am attempt by thieves to steal bikes.

During the early hours of Saturday morning, an awning attached to a caravan was slashed but the occupants woke up and the offender ran off empty-handed.

The incident happened at the five-star Fell End caravan site on Slackhead Road at Hale near Milnthorpe.

Police are reminding the public to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious circumstances to police on 101 as soon as possible.