Thieves raid four homes and business

Thirteen lorry tyres, electrical items and jewellery were among the possessions stolen in a spate of thefts in Bicester last week.

Police reported four thefts or attempted thefts at residential properties and one raid on a commercial premises.

Some time between 7pm on Friday, March 21 and 1.10am on Monday, March 24, thieves have sawn through a wooden fence to get into a secure compound at D A Clayton Transport, a transport and storage business based at Launton Road, Bicester.

Once inside the thieves removed the wheels and tyres on three lorries before making off with 13 wheels and tyres.

On March 20 a thief got into a house on Avon Crescent by damaging the conservatory window at around 3.40am. The occupiers disturbed the thief and he left with nothing.

He is described as a white man, around 6ft tall, in his late 30s to early 40s with a medium build and possibly with a beard.

The door to a house on Keble Road was forced open using a tool between 3.45pm and 5.20pm on Friday, March 28.

The thieves searched the home before stealing electrical items.

The same day, between 11am and 6.20pm, thieves broke glass in French doors to get into a house in Villiers Road. Jewellery was stolen.

Offenders fished door keys through a cat flap to get into a property on Bucknall Road on Saturday, March 29, at 10.40pm.

Again the would-be thieves were disturbed in their search of the home and they fled the scene.

Police are looking for two white men, with English accents. Both are around 6ft tall with dark trimmed hair.

Police believe the raids on the four domestic properties are linked.

Investigating officer DC Ian Bailey said: “We would like to speak to anyone that may have been in the area at the time of these offences and witnessed any suspicious persons or vehicles. We are actively pursuing all lines of enquiries.

“I would urge you to contact us via the 101 number, if you have any information in relation to these offences.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Bailey at Banbury Police Station via the 101 number.

Alternatively if you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at where your details will not be recorded or traced.