A TEENAGER has been held at gunpoint by burglars as they raided his home.

Thames Valley Police said two balaclava-clad men stormed the property in Winter Gardens Way, in Banbury, on Wednesday, armed with 'what appeared to be a gun'.

The 17-year-old was held-up by one of the thugs who pointed the gun at him, whilst the other ransacked the home.

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They made off with a bag of clothing as one of the offenders fled on foot and the other on a bicycle left outside the home.

It happened about 2.15pm.

The burglar who fled on foot is described as white, around 19-years-old, around 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, of a slim build. He was dressed in dark clothes, including jogging trousers.

The other offender is also described as being between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins. He was dressed in dark clothes. Both were wearing a balaclava.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Bryan Groves, of Force CID at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, which was an understandably concerning experience for the victim.

“Luckily he was not hurt but it was a traumatic experience for them in their own home, a place where they should rightly feel safe.

“This happened at a time where I believe it is likely that there were possible witnesses."

Anyone with details is asked to contact police on 101 with reference number 43190145900.