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5 Men Break into home, forces woman onto the ground whilst 5 year girl sleeps upstairs




Police are hunting five burglars who forced their way into a farm in remote countryside and demanded a woman get down on the floor while they ransacked her home.


Thames Valley Police is releasing CCTV images as part of an appeal for witnesses following an aggravated burglary at a family home.


Between 9.10pm and 9.20pm on Friday, January 27, the gang broke into the farmhouse in a secluded area of Eynsham, Oxfordshire.


A 55-year-old woman was home at the time, along with a five-year-old girl who was asleep upstairs. The other occupants of the property were out at the time.


The group of offenders entered the house through an upstairs window and then forced the victim to get down on the floor while they proceeded to search the house.


During this search they caused damage to the property before stealing items worth around £200,000.


These items included a firearms safe which contained three rifles, two shotguns and ammunition, as well as items of jewellery and handbags.


They also stole the victim's mobile phone and car, a blue Nissan Juke with the partial number plate WU69.


The offenders then left the scene in this vehicle as well as dark coloured coupe, possible an Audi S5 or A5.


Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Simon Pond, based at Banbury Police station, said: 'This was a hugely distressing incident for the victim, as well as the rest of the family who were not present during the break in, especially as it occurred while a young child was asleep.


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