A MAN was hit with an iron bar when he confronted thieves stealing from his car.

The 53-year-old saw the two thieves smashing a window on his van on Bernard Street in Deighton at 1.30pm on Thursday.

They stole his satnav system as he rushed to confront them.

One ran off, but the other hit him twice with the bar. The victim was not badly hurt.

The man who attacked him is in his late teens or early 20s. He is slightly built with short dark hair and he wore a distinctive mint green coat.

His accomplice is white, in his late teens or early 20s. He has short dark hair and wore a black hooded top.

Ring police on 0845 6060606.