Break-in at Broch fancy dress shop

Margaret Buchan, owner of Sweet Masquerade, which was broken in to recently.
Margaret Buchan, owner of Sweet Masquerade, which was broken in to recently.

A fancy-dress shop in Fraserburgh was broken in to recently.

A low three-figure sum of goods was taken at Sweet Masquerade, on the town’s Hanover Street, between 4pm on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11.

A quantity of children’s black and white cowboy dressing up costumes were unaccounted for following the incident. The items were stolen from a shed at the back of the shop, and not the shop itself.

Sweet Masquerade is owned by Margaret Buchan and run by Margaret’s daughter, Sheree.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Margaret said whoever stole the items must have gained entry round the back of a neighbouring shop. She also believes the culprits must have used a crow bar to access the shed.

Margaret was first alerted that there had been a break in when the owner of the nearby Tattoo Studio got in touch with her. Margaret then contacted the
police.

Commenting, Margaret said: “It’s very disappointing that this has happened and we’re hoping they find whoever is responsible.”

As a result of the incident, a security camera and security light have been fitted at the rear of the shop.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.