A man is thought to have been conducting distraction thefts whilst ‘offering young people work’.

Police received a report of a suspicious incident in McDonalds, Lakeview Drive in Bicester on Monday (January 23).

A man had been approaching young customers and offering them work – police believe this was part of an attempted distraction theft.

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If you have any information that may assist with enquiries, please call 101 quoting reference 43230034781.

Distraction theft is a crime in which someone steals something from another person after tricking them into giving their attention to something else.

There is also distraction burglary, which is when a person tries to gain access to a home by attempting to trick the homeowner into believing they need help, or that they are an official.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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