WORLD darts championship finalist Michael Smith says he was forced to chase off two teenagers who he feared would try to steal his car – while his two children were sleeping inside.

Smith, from Clock Face, was taking bags from his car into his home with his wife at around 7pm last night Sunday, February 10, when he claims two teenagers made an attempt to steal his Audi.

The couple's two children were still asleep in the car at the time.

Fortunately, the 28-year-old saw the suspects running towards the vehicle and locked it remotely, forcing them to run away

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Anyone who lives in (the) Clock Face area keep safe as I’ve just had two utter scumbags try and rob my car with the kids in it while me and the Mrs were putting the bags in.

"Luckily I saw them running over the field and locked the car as they tried to jump into it.

"We were taking the bags in then coming back for the kids, I was literally 30 seconds, but I was still stood at my door which they didn’t realise because my security light went off.

"The kids were still in it as they was asleep.

"My friend had his house broken into down the road from me just an hour before mine, the neighbours car was also done."

Police confirmed that a report was made and that enquiries are ongoing.