March 13, 2018 03:07:50by

CCTV reveals how brazen female thieves steal clothes in upmarket boutique

CCTV reveals how brazen female thieves steal clothes in upmarket boutique

The heartbroken owner of two boutiques has hit out at shameless shoplifters who targeted both her stores in 24 hours.

And after almost £300 worth of stock was stolen she has decided to release CCTV footage of the pair in the hope they will be identified.

Fiona Barclay own Ruby Woo Boutique and has two stores in Glasgow but she has become a target for thieves , the Daily Record reports.

On March 9, Fiona says a group of women were in the store and stole a jumper.

They then came back to the shop the next day and allegedly stole £260 worth of clothes.

CCTV footage shows two women hovering near the door of the store, with one holding a jumper and studying the item with her friend before putting it under her coat.

Fiona says she contacted Police Scotland immediately after noticing the incident on CCTV.

She has appealed on Facebook for information on the women involved, with thousands of shares already racked up.

Fiona said: "This is the second time this has happened.

"It was thanks to the people on Facebook that I managed to get the names and addresses of the last thieves.

"For my business, it has a huge knock on effect because we’ve poured our life savings into this, it’s our bread and butter.

"We work seven days a week and we put our heart and soul into Ruby Woo."

The popular boutique stocks designer and high street fashion and is popular with a number of well known Glasgow WAGS including Kris Common's wife Lisa Hague.

Fiona continued: "We work so so hard to give our customers the best prices, to create a lovely atmosphere and environment for our customers and when these thieves come in, my staff are on edge, customers are on edge, you can’t provide the service my customers deserve as we are following thieves around.

"Both last time and this time, I have been inundated with messages from other small businesses in and around Glasgow who are being targeted by the same people, but some don’t have CCTV and are therefore finding it difficult to prove.

"They are beside themselves about what to do and some have resorted to having to lock their front doors throughout the day and physically let customers in and out - that’s wrong.

"Small businesses can not afford this kind of hit. And it’s happening on a regular basis."

Fiona added: "What makes it worse is that Saturday was the Shawland's store first birthday party, a real milestone for us as a small independent business and it was extremely busy. They took advantage of that.

"We all work so hard and this has really sickened me. I’m totally gutted."

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "We can confirm that a report was made on Sunday 11 March 2018 from an address in Skirving Street, Glasgow regarding a theft. Enquiries are continuing."