Staff tied up in luxury goods theft

The Christian Dior unit on the McKay Trading Estate,Bicester.'110723M-A008
The Christian Dior unit on the McKay Trading Estate,Bicester.'110723M-A008

HUNDREDS of pairs of luxury shoes, clothes and cases of champagne were stolen in a robbery in Bicester on Thursday, July 21.

The robbery, which an investigating officer has described as “professional”, took place in broad daylight at the Christian Dior unit on the McKay Trading Estate as many people made their way home from work.

Thames Valley Police said a man walked into the unit in Station Approach at around 5.45pm and tied up a member of staff before stealing around 200 pairs of shoes, clothing, and 200 cases of champagne.

Fortunately, the staff member was not injured in the robbery.

Speaking last Friday, investigating officer Det Insp Steve Duffy said: “This was clearly a well-planned and professional robbery, in which the offenders tied up the member of staff and stole a large quantity of luxury goods.

“We are unsure at this stage how many men were involved and do not have descriptions.

“I would like to speak to anyone who has seen any suspicious activity around the McKay Trading Estate yesterday or over the last few weeks, and anyone who is offered any Christian Dior branded goods for sale cheaply.”

Police are also keen to trace the driver of a white Mini Cooper which was seen in the vicinity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Insp Duffy on 08458 505505.