Hooded thieves raid Broch shop

Thieves kick the window of R&S Dyga
Thieves kick the window of R&S Dyga

A Fraserburgh business owner describes the moment a gang of hooded thieves broke into his newsagents, stealing £1,000 worth of merchandise.

The three culprits raided R&S Dyga on Broad Street in the early hours of Monday morning, taking approximately £1,000 worth of cigarettes.

Ian Dyga, owner of R&S Dyga, described the incident as he witnessed it on his CCTV.

Mr Dyga said: “They got in through a window, they smashed the window and then squeezed through it and took all the cigarettes.

“They had passed the shop and then there was a stone thrown and then they passed again and then they kick it until the window gives in.”

After the thieves had left looters took advantage of the smashed window as two males also broke into the shop and stole lemonade.

Police Scotland have confirmed that they are investigating the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ““Police are investigating a break-in that occurred in the Broad Street area of Fraserburgh at around 4:00am on Monday 5 October.

“Enquiries are at an early stage and we are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward and contact Police or 101.”

Mr Dyga has also appealed to the public in an attempt to find the hooded gang.

He said: “If anyone knows anything or has been offered cheap cigarettes please let the police know.”