Ball gowns stolen from dress shop

Thieves broke into a Ripley dress shop through the front door and stole 19 ball gowns.

The raid at Glitz and Glam, on Grosvenor Road, happened sometime between 11.20pm on Friday, January 6, and 8am the next day. Owner Liz Lanyi said: “I got a phone call from the landlord at 8.30am on Saturday morning saying ‘Your front door’s open. Where are you?’”

Friends of the shop on Facebook branded the thieves as ‘scum.’ Liz estimates the cost of the break-in to be in the region of £5,000 as 19 brand new ball gowns were taken and damage was done to the front door and a kitchen door was kicked in by the thieves. She is now waiting to hear from the insurance company.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact police on 101.