Thieves smashed the window of House of Fraser and escaped with luxury replica Mulberry bags worth thousands of pounds today.
They struck at 3.30am by hammering out the window and grabbing luxury fake handbags. It is believed they escaped by scooter and police are trawling CCTV for clues.
Staff cleared up the debris and an area outside the shop was cordoned off and a security guard was posted outside.
One shop worker said: “We came to work to find this, it was a real shock. The windows are very thick, it can’t have been easy to break through.”
The replica Mulberry display is nearest to the window in the department store on Victoria Street.
A massive hole remained in the glass but the store opened for business as usual this morning.
The store is expected to review its security according to staff at the scene today. Police said they would be studying CCTV footage gathered from the area where the raid on House of Fraser. It is believed the thieves escaped by scooter but this has not been confirmed.
A police spokesman said: “Police were called to reports of a burglary on a shop at 3.30am.
“A quantity of goods were taken, inquiries are ongoing.”
A House of Fraser spokesperson declined to comment.