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Witness appeal for aggravated burglary - Oxford

Alert message sent 22/06/2016 09:56:00

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Witness appeal for aggravated burglary - Oxford

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Oxford.

On Tuesday (14/6) at around 11.20pm two men rang the doorbell of an address on James Street. A man answered the door and the two men forced their way into the property carrying a machete and baseball bat.

An altercation occurred between the victim and the men. The victim managed to disarm the men who then fled the address empty-handed. However, the victim was left with injuries to his hand. We also believe the offenders may have received injuries at the scene.

The first offender is white, between 25 and 35 years old with an average build wearing a balaclava. The second offender is also white, around 35 years old, around 5ft5in with a stocky build. The second offender is also described as having short dark or sandy coloured hair with his face covered.

Det Con Emma Thompson from Oxford Force CID, said: “This was obviously a frightening incident for the victim who fortunately was able to stop the offenders before they caused more serious injury to him. Detectives are investigating and we would like to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of James Street or Denmark Street at around 11.30pm on Tuesday (14/06/16) or anyone who has any information about this incident. We would like to encourage anyone who recognises the offenders to call us please on 101.”

If you have any information please contact DC Emma Thompson 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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Michelle Beahan (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Oxford LPA)

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