CCTV footage of break in aids police
Burglars smashed through a shop door with a sledgehammer before escaping with about £1,500 of furniture in the early hours of this morning. Furniture store Gorgeous Touch in Coventry, was targeted by thieves in the early hours of the morning.
CCTV footage shows two men in hoodies looking through the windows before returning a short time later with a third person in a car and breaking into the shop. The footage was taken on the shops security cameras.
The stores owner was woken early this morning after receiving an alert to their phone from the stores alarm system – which also alerts police when a break in occurs. The Gorgeous Touch store manager said the incident had left the staff upset. She said “I was really shocked. Nothing like this has ever happened before. We have a really good relationship with our customers, this is a small family-run business and its really upsetting”.
The manager added: We have CCTV footage and the registration of the car on camera. About ten minutes before it happened you can see two guys come and walk past, touching the glass and the window.Ten minutes later they came back, the car parked on the corner of the road and they hit the window and door with a large sledge hammer.It seems like they knew what items they were taking, they took specific things. It makes you think they have been to the shop before, which is quite scary.