POLICE are appealing for information after a man was caught trying to steal number plates from a car in Bicester on Friday.
At about 10am, a 48-year-old woman who had parked in Bure Place noticed a man acting suspiciously by her car.
After checking, she realised that the man had removed the front number plate and was halfway through removing the rear plate.
At that point, she challenged the thief and he dropped the number plate and walked off.
The white man was aged in his early thirties, with ginger-blonde hair. He was wearing a baseball cap with a sky blue lower half, a white upper half and a white peak. He was also wearing a jacket with white arms and a blue lower half.
PC Phil Morris, from Bicester Police Station, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed this man in the area, or if they have had number plates tampered with on their vehicles.
“People need to ensure that the number plates on their vehicles are secure to make it difficult for any prospective offenders.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact PC Morris via the Thames Valley Police’s 24-hour Enquiry Centre on 08458 505505.