Two Xbox consoles and games were taken from a home after thieves used a wheelie bin to get inside the flat.
Burglars entered the upper floor flat in Market Square, Bicester, between 8.15am and 9.15am on Saturday and escaped with the consoles and games.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at a time when many people were already out and about.
PC Leanne Canning said: “It appears that a wheelie bin might have been used to gain access to the flat so people may have seen this and assumed it was someone who had locked themselves out.
“I am appealing for anyone who was in the Market Square area during those times and saw something suspicious to contact police.”
Anyone with any information should contact PC Canning on 101.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org