Family's heartfelt appeal for return of child’s toy after thieves smash into their car near Chipping Norton

Thieves broke into a family’s car at a popular beauty spot near Chipping Norton, taking belongings including a beloved child’s toy fox.
Thieves broke into family's car at Rollright Stones, taking the child's beloved fox toy.Thieves broke into family's car at Rollright Stones, taking the child's beloved fox toy.
Thieves broke into family's car at Rollright Stones, taking the child's beloved fox toy.

A visiting grandmother and grandson were on the way to a camping trip and had left their car parked at The Rollright Stones on Saturday, August, 6 for only 30 mins when the break-in occurred.

Upon returning to the parked car at around 2.30pm, they discovered that all of the car’s windows on the driver’s side had been smashed and their belongings had been taken, including their 10-year-old grandson’s toy fox.

The toy fox was considered precious to the family and had been in the grandson's possession since he was aged two.

The family's appeal photoThe family's appeal photo
The family's appeal photo

House keys, riding boots, camping equipment and food were also stolen in the break-in, with the overall estimated losses at around £350.

The family has appealed for locals to look in bins and hedgerows for the toy fox as it is believed the thieves will have discarded it after realising it wouldn't have any resale value.

Firgas Esack, the mother of the child, said “Our son is distraught and if there is anything you can do to help him get his fox back, we'd be very grateful, and offer a reward. Bubble (the toy fox) has been his sidekick through house moves, school changes, family deaths and the pandemic, and is much loved.”

For any information that could help reunite the family with the toy fox or any other stolen possessions, please contact the family on 07540 688506 or contact the police referencing the crime number 2002/08/06/1252.