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Five people arrested after turning an abandoned Toys R Us into a massive rave

Police in West London busted the massive rave, which was dubbed 'Raves R Us.'
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Closing down signs sit outside Toys R Us on New Kent Road on February 19, 2018 in London, England.

An abandoned Toys R Us store in London got an unusual makeover last month.

Five people are accused of turning the once-popular toy retailer into a nightclub-like venue to host an enormous rave in late March.

The Hounslow Police of West London busted the “massive Easter Weekend rave," which was dubbed “Raves R Us,” making light of the toy superstore’s iconic logo.

What happened?

The Hounslow Police tweeted that they shut down “an unlicensed music event” on March 31st on Bull's Bridge Industrial Estate.

Authorities also seized a sound system before the rave had the chance to get started.

Later, police advised party-goers not to travel to the area “as all attendees and ticket holders are being turned away.”

Toy R Us announced last month that it would close or sell most of its 735 stores in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

The chain, which became a dream factory for kids nationwide, declared bankruptcy back in September.

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