Two burglars who broke into a house and stole the keys to two vehicles left empty-handed after being disturbed.

It happened on Dover Avenue in Banbury in the middle of the afternoon at around 3.30pm on Saturday, December 2.

Two men were disturbed and the vehicles were left at the property.

The first offender is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall with blond hair and a skinny build, aged in his mid to late teens.

He was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a grey puffer jacket with long sleeves and a hood.

The second offender is described as an older male, possibly aged in his 20s.

He was wearing a dark grey body warmer with the hood up, grey jogging bottoms and black shoes.

The victim did not see this person’s face, and so his ethnicity is unknown.

The victims, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 30s and a boy were not injured.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sophie Smith, based at Banbury police station, said: “I’m appealing to anybody who was in the area of Dover Avenue on Saturday and believe that they witnessed this incident to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police."

Anyone with information can make a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference 43230542081.

The police would also like to hear from anybody who may have dash-cam, camera or CCTV footage from the area that could help the investigation.

Digital evidence can be submitted via the dedicated portal for this investigation.

If you don’t wish to speak directly to police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.