BURGLARS drove off in a Mercedes after breaking into a house and stealing car keys.

Cash and watches were also taken in the incident in Whitecross, Wootton, near Abingdon, on Thursday afternoon.

Between 1.40pm and 1.57pm, burglars forced the front door open with a tool and carried out a messy search.

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They stole the items from inside, before taking the keys and stealing the silver Mercedes Benz SL350 Sport parked outside.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses. If you have any information, call 101, quoting the reference 43190252396.