Windows smashed at popular March arcade after break in as police launch appeal

Tap That Arcade in March was broken into on Tuesday (April 16)
Tap That Arcade in March was broken into on Tuesday (April 16) -Credit:Google

An appeal has been launched by police after an arcade in a Cambridgeshire town was broken-into earlier this week. The incident was reported to have taken place on Tuesday (April 16).

Officers received reports of a break-in at the Tap That arcade on Dartford Road in March in the early hours of the morning. Photos posted to social media showed a smashed window and glass shards near the front door.

It is believed that nothing was taken during the incident and the arcade remains open as normal. Police have also asked anyone with information to get in touch with them.

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Simon Plitsch, owner of Tap That, said: "My shop alarm went off via my alarm app at 3:47am. When I first arrived, I noticed the window had been smashed in but the door was still locked. By the time I got in and got past the mess of all the glass and the shock of it all, I noticed that they had tried to get into one of the machines and also looked in the till.

"I keep no money on-site ever, only a few bits of change which they didn't touch. After spending most of the day clearing up the mess and boarding the door, I noticed that they actually didn't take anything.

"I estimate it would have cost around £1000 as the door glass is very big and very thick, so to replace like for like would be a lot of money. With how much insurance is at present I am afraid to go through the insurance as I pay quite a premium as it stands, so I am going to make the best out of making the door look with keeping it boarded up safe and secure.

"I won't let it impact my business, we can't let these people get us down. We all fight so hard to keep our businesses open during these difficult times."

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: "We received a report of a break-in at the Tap That games arcade on Dartford Road, March. It is not clear if anything has been taken, but anyone with any information is urged to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 35/26519/24."

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