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£11,000 worth of phones stolen from Galashiels shop

O2 store on Channel Street in Galashiels Photo: Google Maps

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a high value theft from a shop in Galashiels.

The incident happened around 1.20pm on Wednesday 1 August at the O2 store on Chanel Street.

Three men entered the premises and while one attempted to distract staff, the other two stole 15 phones from the display units. This included iPhones, Samsungs and Android phones.

In total over £11,000 worth of goods were taken and inquiries are ongoing to trace the men.

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The first suspect is described as being white, 5ft 10ins tall with a stocky build and wearing a black baseball cap, green hooded top with a black patch on the shoulder and black shorts.

The second suspect is described as being white, 5ft 10ins tall with a stocky build and wearing a black baseball cap, green hooded top and black shorts.

The third suspect is descibed as being white, around 6ft tall with a medium build and wearing a black baseball cap, black hooded top, grey shorts and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

This was a brazen theft during the middle of the day, which resulted in several thousands of pounds worth of phone handsets being stolen.

Anyone who can help us identify these suspects, or who has information that can assist with our investigation is asked to come forward.

In addition, if you are approached by anyone looking to offload a phone handset without the appropriate packaging or proof of ownership, do not purchase it and contact police."

– Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples from Galashiels CID