Intruders disturbed mid-afternoon in Banbury home stealing car keys

03/12/2023

The vehicles weren’t taken

Two intruders were disturbed in a family home as they stole the keys to two cars parked outside.   The vehicles weren’t taken during the burglary, which happened on Dover Avenue mid-way through Saturday afternoon (December 2).

The three people inside the property – a man in his 50s, a woman in her 30s and a boy – were not injured.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened at approximately 3.30pm.

The first offender is described as a white male, around 5ft 6ins tall with blond hair and a skinny build, aged in his mid to late teens.  He was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a grey puffer jacket with long sleeves and a hood.

The second offender is described as an older male, possibly aged in his 20s.  He was wearing a dark grey body warmer with the hood up, grey jogging bottoms and black shoes.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sophie Smith, based at Banbury police station, said: “I’m appealing to anybody who was in the area of Dover Avenue on Saturday and believe that they witnessed this incident to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“You can do so by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference 43230542081.

“I would also be very keen to hear from anybody who may have dash-cam, camera or CCTV footage from the area to please check this and send this to us if you have anything that could assist this investigation.

“You can submit your digital evidence via our dedicated portal for this investigation.

“If you don’t wish to speak directly to police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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