Men’s jumpers stolen in Hawick shop raid

A break-in at a Hawick knitwear shop on Hogmanay saw thieves stealing around £2,000 worth of jumpers and cardigans.

By Kevin Janiak
Friday, 3rd January 2020, 11:41 am
The knitwear shop in Albert Road, Hawick, was targeted by thieves on Hogmanay.
The knitwear shop in Albert Road, Hawick, was targeted by thieves on Hogmanay.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident at William Lockie Knitwear in the town’s Albert Road on December 31 at around 2.25am. They have also asked the public to keep a lookout for anyone selling the stolen items of clothing.

Several men’s lambswool jumpers and cardigans were taken from the shop.

The sweaters were coloured, green, grey and blue and have an approximate value of £2,000.

Police are asking the public to look out for anyone selling jumpers like these, which were stolen from a Hawick knitwear shop on December 31.

Enquiries carried out so far have shown the thieves forced entry to the shop and grabbed the knitwear from where they were hanging.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries and are checking if any CCTV footage can assist the investigation.

Detective Constable Alexander Blacklock said: “I am appealing to local people in the area to keep an eye out for these jumpers.

“I’m sure the thieves will be hoping to sell them on and make some money, but please, if you have any information regarding this crime or you know of anyone selling sweaters, please do contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Galashiels Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0317 of 31 December.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.