TEN expensive watches were among items stolen in a burglary.

Rings and earrings were also stolen from a property near Faringdon.

The incident took place between 11.30am and 2.30pm on Friday at a house in Buscot Wick.

High value jewellery was taken, including a black Rado watch, a gold Omega watch, a gold Tissot watch, a gold and silver Rolex, a stainless steel Dunhill dress watch and a Raymond Weil watch in gold and stainless steel.

Additionally, a Raymond Weil watch with a black face and gold rim, a Raymond Weil watch with brown face and strap, a Gucci limited edition watch with a square white face with black lettering and black strap, and a Tag Heuer watch in white gold with a pink tinted face were also stolen.

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Two diamond signet rings, a platinum and diamond ring, two pairs of diamond stud earrings, four pairs of gold earrings, a yellow sapphire pendant with matching earrings, a topaz pendant with matching earrings and a gold ring with five diamonds on the top have also been reported as stolen.

The offenders also took two lighters, one a piano Dunhill lighter, the other made by Cartier.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Craig Smithies, based at Abingdon police station, said: “This was a burglary in which high value jewellery and watches have been taken.

“We are investigating this incident and we are carrying out enquiries but we are also appealing for witnesses.

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“As such we are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious vehicles or people in the area at around lunchtime on Friday or in the days previous to please get in touch.

“Additionally the items taken are fairly distinctive so we would ask anyone who has been offered these items for sale to please also get in touch.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 43200209441 or they can report online.

“Or if you wish to report anonymously you can do by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”