Banbury Town Council equipment stolen

Banbury. People's Park
Banbury. People's Park

Banbury’s Park Rangers have been targeted by thieves who broke through numerous security measures to steal expensive equipment.

Thieves cut two high strength padlocks, then two more padlocks to get into a metal cage that contained the equipment housed in the Community Garden storage building in Banbury’s People Park.

A security light was also disabled during the theft on Thursday, June 21.

Power tools stolen included a chain saw, disc cutter, leaf blower, hedge cutter and the cost of replacement was approximately £5,000.

Mike Hall, Banbury’s recreation and amenities manager, said: “The thieves clearly knew what they were doing and came prepared.

“We have now installed burglar alarms at the site and installed CCTV equipment to prevent a reoccurrence of the break-in.”

If anyone has been offered similar equipment or has information regarding the theft contact Thames Valley Police on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.