A CROW bar was used by a gang of masked burglars as they forced their way into a village post office in the district.
Cigarettes were stolen after the group – thought to be made up of three of four people – kicked in the front door of the New Street post office in Napton around 9.20pm on Monday March 30.
They were disturbed by two passers-by and made off in a silver Mercedes towards Brickyard Road.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in Napton, saw the car as it left the area, or has any other information which might help them with their inquiries.
They are asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
And firefighters tackled an early morning chimney blaze near Shipston.
Crews were called to a property in Barton on the Heath at 1.45am on Wednesday (April 8) where they found a chimney was well alight.
They spent 40 minutes using chimney rods and a thermal image camera to ensure the fire was extinguished.