Burglars pulled a knife on a Thame man yesterday after pretending to be delivery men to make him open the door.
When the 66-year-old victim opened his door the two crooks got out a knife and barged into the hallway.
They then assaulted the man, took a wallet from his pocket and left.
It is believed they drove off in a black vehicle.
The incident happened in Queen’s Road at about 5.15pm.
Police said they are stepping up patrols in the area to prevent any repeat attacks.
The victim’s face was injured but he did not need to go to hospital.
The offenders were both men and wearing dark clothes.
The incident follows a spate of burglaries in the Thame area.
On Monday (December 9) between 9.20am and 8pm, a property in Chinnor Road had its rear kitchen window smashed and a handheld Microsoft tablet was stolen.
Between 7pm on Sunday (December 8) and 10am the next day, a vehicle in Cromwell Avenue was broken into and a leaf blower and hedge trimmer were stolen.
And between Friday (December 6) and Monday (December 9), a vehicle in Pelham Road had its lock damaged and a cordless drill was stolen.
Anyone with information about the Queen’s Road burglary should call police on 101 and ask for DC Smalley at Abingdon police station.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.