High-value break in from a factory in Swindon

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of distinctive slippers were stolen from a factory in Swindon overnight.distinctive stolen slippersThe break-in at the facility in the Groundwell Industrial Estate happened at some point overnight, possibly between 4am and 6.30am today (26 August 2016).

The offender or offenders gained entry to the site by breaking through a metal fence and then forcing a door to the stock room.

A few hundred boxes of high-value slippers were stolen, amounting to tens of thousands of pounds.

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Because of the large quantity of items stolen it is believed they must have used a van to transport the slippers away from the site.

PC Barlow, from Swindon police, said the slippers were distinctive and officers wanted to hear from anyone who might see them for sale, possibly online.

He said: “We would urge people to take a look at the photographs and keep an eye out for them for sale.

“These types of slippers are only sold through the main Mahabis dealer website, so any found on third party sites such as Facebook, Gumtree, Trade-It, Amazon or eBay are unlikely to be genuine or may be stolen goods.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity near the industrial estate last night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Barlow at Gablecross Police Station on 101, or alternatively information can be left anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.