Warning over village burglaries in west Oxfordshire
Residents in rural west Oxfordshire have been told to be vigilant after a string of burglaries in the area.
Police said that since early September a number of isolated houses had been targeted.
Properties in Filkins, Broadwell, Kingham, Great Rollright, Burford, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Kingham Hill and Ducklington were affected.
In each case jewellery and silverware was stolen.
In the most recent burglary, on Wednesday, a safe was broken into in a property in Ducklington. Jewellery and cash was stolen.
Det Insp Helen Bradnock, from Witney police station, said: "Burglary rates across the area are at an historic low number recently. Unfortunately, this series of burglaries shows that it can still be targeted by offenders.
"We are making a thorough investigation utilising all available resources and techniques in a drive to identify and bring these offenders to justice."