DRIVERS have fallen victim to thieves after parking at a busy service station off the M40. 

Last week another theft from a car was reported at Cherwell Valley Services near Bicester, where laptops and luggage were stolen.

Police said the thief or thieves possibly used a 'jamming device' to stop people's cars from locking properly.

This happened last year at the Welcome Break services near Oxford, when more than 28 motorists reported thefts from parked cars at the service station in the space of a few weeks.

Today police released brief details about a theft from a car in the Travelodge car park at the services, at about 3.30pm on Friday.

Posting on the Thames Valley Alert website, officers said: "An unknown person(s) have possibly used a jamming device to stop the car from locking.

"They then enter the vehicle stealing any items of value, i.e. laptops and luggage."

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Police have appealed for any witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious, or who has CCTV footage.

On Monday, August 19 there was another theft from a car at the Cherwell Valley Services.

Police said a thief or thieves gained access to a white Mazda while the driver and passengers were inside the services using the facilities.

A suitcase, holdalls, iPads, and Apple chargers were stolen. 

Anyone with information about the more recent theft can call 101 quoting reference 43190261308, or 43190256341 for the earlier incident.

A jammer can send a signal to block the lock function on remote car key fobs.