FOOTAGE of a catalytic converter theft in Oxford has been released by police along with images of four men.

It comes as Thames Valley Police reveal more than 100 thefts across Oxfordshire over the past six months, which are believed to be linked.

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All images released by Thames Valley Police

Targeted are Toyata Prius, Toyata Yaris and Honda Jazz cars parked in residential streets and public car parks during the day across the city, including Park and Ride and hospital car parks.

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Thieves use a car jack to lift the car and take out the catalytic converter, which takes a couple of minutes.

Police said there have been times when they have worn hi-vis jackets to appear to be acting in an authorised role.

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Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Richard Allmond based at St Aldates police station, said: “We believe the men pictured in these images may have vital information about these incidents and could help with our investigation.

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“We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward or anyone who knows anything about these incidents.”

“If you think you know the men in these images, or think it could be you, please get in touch with on the non-emergency number on 101 or report online quoting reference number 43190093221."

Alternatively, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.