A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in Thame which took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The front window of Autoparts, in the High Street, was smashed and the cash box and a pair of stereos was stolen.
Tim Parsons, owner of Autoparts, said: “My son and daughter-in-law live upstairs and they were woken in the middle of the night. They heard a smash and when they looked out the window they saw someone breaking into the shop with a crowbar.
“They called the police but the man climbed out of the hole he had made and walked off.
“It’s an inconvenience and a bit of a mess. There was quite a bit of glass. But it happens unfortunately.”
It was later discovered that an attempt had been made to gain entry to Costa Coffee also in the High Street and the door of the Indian restaurant Dewani Shah, Swan Walk, had been forced and a small amount of money taken.
The man was arrested in Bicester.
Anyone with information should contact the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101. If you don’t want to speak to police or give your name, call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.