Designer Clothes Worth £31,000 Stolen From Bromsgrove Store
Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft of £31,000 worth of designer clothing from a store in Bromsgrove.
The clothing which was stolen from Block 98 in Worcester Road yesterday (Wednesday, May 9) included top brands such as Armani, Hugo Boss, True Religion and Anthony Morato.
It is believed that three men and a woman were involved in the theft which happened between 11am and 11.15 am. Two stayed outside while the other two entered the shop and placed more than 200 items into two large, white and blue laundry bags with handles.
They then left the store, turning left towards the junction with George Street. They ran down George Street where it is believed they got into a small, dark coloured car which was possibly parked on the Market Street car park.
It is thought that shortly afterwards the vehicle was involved in a traffic incident at the junction of Charford Road and the A38.
The two offenders who stayed outside the store during the theft were a man and a woman who were both white. The man was about 5ft 7inches in height, aged between 30 and 40, of average build with black scraggly hair, a pale face with dark stubble and wearing a black jacket. The woman was in her early 30s, around 5ft 8inches in height, of average build and wearing a black dress or skirt. Both appeared unkempt.
Of the thieves who entered the store one was a white man in his late 30s, around 5ft 5inches to 5ft 8inches in height, and of medium build. He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, sunglasses and a dark blue body warmer. The other man was black, in his late 30s to early 40s, around 5ft 7inches in height, slim, and had dreadlocks and a gaunt face with greying stubble. He was thought to be wearing a hat and a fluorescent vest.
PC Rose Hughes said "We want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen these people hanging around outside the store or running from the scene afterwards. We are also interested in anyone that may have seen the vehicle involved in the traffic incident at the junction of Charford Road and the A38 at around 11.15am. The smallest detail could be important to our investigation so if you saw anything then please get in touch."
Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident reference 176-S-090512, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.