Shoe haul worth £125,000 stolen from back of lorry

Police are probing the theft of the French made footwear in Dumfries and Galloway around 1.40am on Tuesday.

Shoes: A £125,000 haul has been stolen.
Shoes: A £125,000 haul has been stolen.

More than £125,000 worth of shoes have been stolen from the back of a lorry in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police are probing the theft of the French-made footwear in the village of Johnstonebridge around 1.40am on Tuesday.

The thieves cut into the curtain of the vehicle’s trailer, while it was parked up at Annandale Water Services, and loaded the shoes into their own lorry.

They then made off from the scene after being disturbed.

Constable Calum Benson said: “It appears that the shoes stolen, were loaded into another lorry which has been driven alongside the targeted lorry.

“The shoes, both men’s and women’s, are all French made, and the value of the haul is in excess of £125,000.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who may have used the services in the early hours of this morning to get in touch if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

“The thieves drove off in a 7.5 tonne rigid lorry which had a white cab and a blue body, when they were disturbed.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.