Thief broke into Bathgate business and stole £3,000 of children’s designer clothing

Detectives are hunting a thief who broke into a shop in Bathgate and stole nearly £3,000 worth of children’s designer clothing.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:45 pm

Police said a male suspect forced entry to the business in Hopetoun Street at around 2.35am on Tuesday. The shop targeted is understood to be children’s clothing boutique Kiddie Couture.

The suspect is described as wearing a lighter coloured hoodie with the hood up, dark trousers and trainers.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the man believed to be involved and officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Detectives are hunting a thief who stole £3,000 worth of children's clothing from a premises in Hopetoun Street, Bathgate. Pic: Google

Detective Constable Emma Thacker, of Livingston CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time or lives nearby who heard or saw anything suspicious to contact police.

"The person responsible stole a significant amount of designer children's clothing, so it is likely they will try to sell these items in the next few days. If somebody has approached you offering to sell such items of clothing, please contact police and let us know.

"I am also appealing to anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time and has a dash-cam. I would ask you to check back and see if there is any footage of a male suspect matching this description that could help our investigation.

"If you have any information in connection with the break-in, no matter how small you think it is, you can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 0419 of 13 April. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 which is 100 percent confidential."

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