Distraction burglary in Deddington


Police are appealing for witnesses after two distraction burglaries in Bampton and Deddington which they believe to be linked.

At 8pm on Wednesday, April 29 two mean entered a house in Mount Owen Road, Bampton and stated there was a problem with the taps.

The first man distracted the occupants while the second searched the property.

It is unknown what has been stolen.

Both offenders are white men in their twenties, of slim build and around 5ft 9ins.

The second incident happened on the same day between 9pm and 9.30pm when a man knocked on the door of a house in Hopcraft Lane, Deddington.

He informed the occupant that he needed to check the premises as the property next door was experiencing flooding.

The occupant went with the man into the house and on returning it appeared a room had been searched. It is believed jewellery has been stolen.

There was a second man seen standing outside the property who is believed to be with the man who entered the property.

Anyone with information should call Detective Constable Ian Bailey of Banbury Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.