THIEVES broke into a garage in east Oxford and stole a bike.

Thames Valley Police said the break-in happened at a house in Church Cowley Road on Tuesday, between 3pm and 10.30pm.

Although the owner was home at the time the garage door was left unlocked.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101, quoting reference number 43180178431 or the Crimestoppers line on an anonymous basis.

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