A car was stolen from an Oxfordshire house overnight leading to a warning being issued by the police.

The incident occurred overnight on Monday (March 25) when a Grey Mitsubishi L200 pickup was stolen from outside a residential property in Over Norton Road in Chipping Norton.

Thames Valley Police said there were no signs of forced entry to either the house or car.

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The force believes it is most likely the car was driven away by the thieves reading the car key signal from the front door.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “We are very fortunate that West Oxfordshire is an area of low crime, but this type of crime is entirely preventable for less than £10.

“If your vehicle has keyless entry, please consider purchasing two faraday pouches.

“Pop your keys inside and the signal is blocked and cannot be read.

“Use one for the spare set and one for the key you use every day.”