Thieves have stolen £10,000 worth of designer clothing from a Sutton Coldfield shop - which took them nearly five hours to break into.
After seven attempts, the burglars managed to get inside Sutton Sports on Birmingham Road, in the early hours of Sunday (16 December)
They managed to steal Armani and Nike stock meant for online customers - many of whom now won't get the items they ordered in time for Christmas.
The drawn out break-in started at 12.15am, and the thieves left with the designer gear around 4.40am.
Police arrived at 5.05am but the burglars had already escaped.
The main burglary suspect is described as white, six foot plus, skinny and with a ‘distinctive’ nose and eyes.
The suspected accomplice is said to be black, six foot, wearing Nike Air Max trainers, G-Star jeans, a Stone Island jacket, a beige beanie and hoodie, aged around 25 to 30.