SURVEILLANCE equipment was stolen in a brazen theft in north Oxford.

The incident happened at about 1pm on Sunday, May 5, when the 38-year-old victim was carrying out a survey at a house in First Turn, Wolvercote.

He went to get something from his car, which was parked nearby.

At this point, a silver car, possibly a Vauxhall Vectra, approached the property at speed.

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A man described as white, in his late twenties, slim and wearing a beige cap, got out of the car and stole the equipment.

The vehicle, driven by another man, left the scene with the door open and turned left onto Woodstock Road towards the Wolvercote Roundabout.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses. If you have any information, call 101, quoting the reference number 43190134715.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.