Toys R Us

5 people arrested at a rave in abandoned Toys 'R' Us location in London

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Apr 13, 2018

Toys "R" Us is closing its doors forever at locations around the world, but the creeping absence of the once-great toy-store giant seems to pose an opportunity for others. A massive rave held at an abandoned Toys "R" Us location in London was recently shut down by police before it could really hit its stride, according to tweets from the Hounslow Police of West London

Hounslow PD confirms five people were arrested, posting a Twitter photo from the location, which had been spray-painted to say "Thank you for shopping at Raves R Us" over the classic Toys "R" Us logo.

"#ResponseTeamC and #ResponseTeamB have disrupted an unlicensed music event in #Hounslow and five arrests made. #411TX," said the tweet. 

Authorities also noted that "[p]olice have closed down an unlicensed music event," adding, "Sound system has been seized and several arrests made. Do not travel to this area as all attendees and ticket holders are being turned away."

It was announced last month that the popular kids-based retailer would be going out of business for good all over the world. In the U.S., Toys "R" Us is shuttering over 800 locations, which will affect 30,000 jobs. The company is hoping to strike some kind of deal with Canadian buyers for stores remaining in Canada, central Europe, and Asia.

Huge liquidation sales are currently in motion, while KB Toys plans to fill the void left by its competitor. Sadly, Toys "R" Us founder Charles P. Lazarus recently passed away at the age of 94. 

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