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Appeal for witnesses following aggravated burglary – Oxford

News   •   Jun 11, 2019 16:19 BST

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Oxford.

Between 10.25am and 10.35am on Friday (7/6) a man and woman, aged in their twenties and a child, were at a property in Kestrel Crescent when two men forced their way in and demanded money.

The two offenders threatened the victims with weapons including a hammer.

The man handed over a quantity of cash and the offenders then left the property.

The first offender is described as a white man, between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 11ins tall of slim build and around 25 years’ old. He was wearing dark coloured clothing, including a black Adidas cap, a black balaclava and a black jacket.

The second offender is described as a white man, he was not as tall as the first offender and is around 25 years’ old. He was wearing dark coloured clothing including a woolly bobble hat.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lisa Jones of Force CID in Oxford, said: “This incident happened during the day and we think there could be a number of people who may have seen what happened.

“If you were in the area at this time, you may have seen two men acting suspiciously before or after this incident.

“Both men had their faces covered and we believe this would have looked suspicious.

“Any details about this incident or the two men described will help with our investigation.

“This was distressing for the victims in this case and it is fortunate that no-one was injured.”

Please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 43190171541 or make a report online.

If you do not wish to speak directly with police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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