MOTORBIKES have been stolen from two residential areas of Oxford.

A black Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R model was taken from Atkyns Road in Headington at some point between 10.15pm on Tuesday and 7am on Wednesday.

It was stolen from in the communal parking area in front of the property, police said.

A black Suzuki motorbike was then stolen from Crowberry Road in Blackbird Leys between 9pm on Wednesday and 5am on Thursday, despite being locked and parked in the back garden.

Police appealed for witnesses of the two thefts yesterday, but there is no suggestion that the incidents are linked.