BURGLARS stole a BMW after removing the lock from a house and swiping a handbag and car keys from inside.

Police said the break-in happened overnight (last night) in Coxwell Road in Faringdon.

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They did not specify how burglars removed the lock but said a white BMW was stolen.

Thames Valley Police has produced a home security guide to help reduce the risk of burglaries, available to download from its website.

Anyone with information can visit thamesvalley.police.uk/report-a-crime or call 101, quoting reference 43190265141.