Jumpers and cardigans totalling £2,000 have been stolen from a shop in Hawick.

Thieves broke into William Lockie Knitwear on Albert Road at 2.30am this morning. The lambswool sweaters are green, grey and blue and were hanging up in the store.

Enquiries carried out so far have shown the thieves forced entry to the shop.

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 call Galashiels Police Station on 101.

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