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Distraction burglary - Forest Hill, Oxford

Wednesday 06 August 2014, 2:16pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a distraction burglary in Main Street, Forest Hill.

Between 8.45pm and 9pm on Monday (4/8) a man knocked on the door of an elderly man’s house and asked to look in his back garden claiming his dog had jumped over the gate.

The victim accompanied the man into the back garden, he then returned to the property and noticed a second man in his house who ran out the front door.

The two men then fled the scene in a large black car.

The victim checked upstairs and noticed his gold-coloured pocket watch from Smiths of Witney,  a pair of gold and pearl earrings, a gold necklace and a 1914 gold sovereign coin were missing.

The first offender an Asian man, between 30 to 40 years old and around 5ft tall of a medium build, short black hair, with small curls in a crescent across  his forehead. He wore a dark red t-shirt, and dark trousers, he had changed from wearing a white t-shirt as he approached the house.

The second offender a white man around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins of a thin build, with light hair and a youthful face. He wore a yellow and blue t-shirt.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Fran Griffin of Abingdon police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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