Man kidnapped and cash taken after incident in Banbury

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Two men were the victims of a kidnap and aggravated burglary in Banbury on Tuesday.

At about 10.25pm, a 23-year-old man and 26-year-old man exited a white BMW vehicle in Park Road. As they walked away from the vehicle they were approached by a group of men.

The 23-year-old was forced into a nearby property where he was assaulted alongside a 21-year-old woman, who was already inside the property.

The offenders then demanded money from the victims.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old was forced back into the BMW which was then driven off by one of the offenders.

Moments later, the offender stopped the vehicle in Queens Road and fled the scene on foot.

There were at least four offenders, all of whom had dark coloured skin.

They were wearing dark coloured clothing and had their faces covered.

It is believed the offenders may have arrived in Park Road in a silver coloured car.

They stole a white and blue Samsung mobile phone, a black Samsung GT mobile phone, a Nokia 6280 mobile phone and £70 cash.

The victims sustained cuts and bruises but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer, Det Con Mark Personius of Force CID based at Banbury Police Station, said: “I would like to reassure the community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into this serious incident.

“We are undertaking extra patrols in the area and house to house enquiries are ongoing. I would like to thank local residents for their patience while we continue our investigations at the scene.

“If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area or has any information about the incident to call us via 101.”

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.