Break-ins at two businesses on Banbury industrial estate


Two businesses on an industrial estate in Banbury were broken into last night (Wednesday, March 14).

Rugrats and Half Pints on Beaumont Road Industrial Estate is closed today after burglars forced their way in at around 11pm and stole a safe.

While another business on Beaumont Close suffered damage in a break-in at a similar time but nothing was taken.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said CCTV is being obtained and reviewed in both cases, and there is also forensic work ongoing.

Rugrats, which is a soft play centre for children, wrote on Facebook: “We are sorry to say that due to a break in, we have been asked by the police to remain closed whilst they further investigate.

“Apologies to all our customers that won’t be able to visit today. We will keep you all updated with when we will be re-opening.”

Anyone with any information about the burglaries should call 101 and quote reference number 43180079035 and 43180079169.