Bouncy Castle Firm Burgled

A businessman from the Black Country, who almost went bankrupt after thieves stole equipment worth £20,000 from his bouncy castle business, is offering a reward to catch those responsible.

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Bouncy castle businessman offers reward after equipment worth thousands is stolen

A businessman from the Black Country says he was nearly left bankrupt after thieves stole equipment worth more than 20 thousand pounds from his party hire business.

Chris Winters rents bouncy castles and inflatable party games from his base in Rowley Regis. But in March he was burgled causing his business to almost fold.

The whole thing was caught on camera, and he's now offering a reward to try to catch those responsble. Chris Halpin reports.

Police say there was 'insufficient evidence' to charge men arrested after bouncy castle burglary

Police say the two men arrested in connection with the burglary at Jumpin'Jacks bouncy castle hire in Rowley Regis were released because there was insufficient evidence to charge them.

Sergeant Leighton Shingles from Sandwell Investigation Team said:

“We have conducted a thorough investigation into the theft and although two men were arrested in April, after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, it was found that there was insufficient evidence to charge them.

“I would urge anyone with information which will help with the enquiry to contact police on 101.”

– Sergeant Leighton Shingles, West Midlands Police

Owner of the business, Chris Winters, has set up a Facebook page showing CCTV images taken on the night, to try and identify those responsible.

Businessman offering reward for information on theft

A businessman who almost went bankrupt after thieves stole more than £20,000 of equipment from his party hire shop is offering a reward to catch those responsible.

Bouncy castles and other inflatable equipment was taken from Chris Winter's lock-up in Rowley Regis in the Black Country in March.

The theives cut through a metal fence and spent three and a half hours removing stock.

Two people were arrested but later released without charge.

He's now offering £500 to anyone with information.

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Businessman on brink of bankruptcy after break-in

Chris Winter is offering a reward to catch the thieves who stole goods from his business Credit: ITV Central

A businessman who almost went bankrupt after thieves stole more than £20,000 of equipment from his party hire shop is offering a reward to catch those responsible.

Bouncy castles and other inflatable equipment was taken from Chris Winter's lock-up in Rowley Regis in the Black Country in March.

A £500 reward is being offered to anyone with information Credit: ITV Central

The theives cut through a metal fence and spent 3 and a half hours removing stock. Two people were arrested but later released without charge. He's now offering £500 to anyone with information.

This image taken from CCTV shows a man inside Mr Winter's business Credit: ITV Central

"Watching everything that you've worked for over a 14-15 year period being carried out through a hole in a fence and just watching it disappear you know it's devastating it really is, it's just not right that they should be allowed to walk away and devastate lives in the way they do."