Armed robbery at Banbury tech shop


Witnesses sought following Saturday incident on George Street

Mobile phones were stolen during an armed robbery in Banbury on Saturday afternoon.

A man went into JOJO’s Mobiles and Computers on George Street where he demanded the phones.   The offender was reported to be carrying a firearm.

He made off with a small number of mobile phones and as he left the shop he ran in front of a lorry which had to make an emergency stop.

No one was injured during the robbery.  

The offender is described as a black man, around 5ft 6ins tall, skinny build, wearing a black hoodie, black tracksuit bottoms and wearing a black mask.   He was also carrying a black backpack.

Chief Inspector Rob Platt, said: “This was a concerning incident [and] as such we are carrying out a thorough investigation.

“As such we are asking anyone with information to please come forward, particularly anyone who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage.

“We are aware that when the offender left the premises he ran in front of a lorry which had to make an emergency stop. We would ask this driver to please contact us in case they have dash-cam footage or any other witness information.

“Members of the public will see an increased police presence while we continue our enquiries.

“If anyone does have CCTV or dash-cam footage we would ask them to upload it to our online portal or if you have information please call 101 quoting reference 43240181472.

“Or if you do not wish to speak to the police then you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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