Montrose shop owner says thieves are ‘bold’

Next To You lingerie specialists in Montrose
Next To You lingerie specialists in Montrose

An Angus shop owner is warning businesses to keep valuables out of sight after her mobile phone was stolen from her store.

Lynn McComiskie, owner of the Next To You lingerie specialists in Montrose, kept her mobile phone off the shop floor in her office where she thought it was safe.

But one afternoon when she was serving a customer in her Murray Street premises she says a man came into the shop and stole her mobile phone from the back room.

She said the man was in the shop only minutes on February 12 and went straight to the back of the store.

Afterwards she noticed her mobile phone was missing from her office.

Lynn said: “I was with a customer at the till when a man came in and went to the back of the shop. He was in and out within five minutes.

“He must have gone in the office and lifted my phone because after my customer left the shop I went in there and my phone had been stolen.

“I would like to warn all shop keepers/owners to keep valuables in a locked safe place or don’t take them to work. These people are bold.

“I don’t want anyone to experience what I did.

“I’ve lost photographs and memories that were on my phone.

“Since my mobile was stolen I have had a state of the art CCTV system installed in the shop.”

A Tayside Division spokeswoman confirmed the incident was reported to them and inquiries are on going.

Police Scotland advises recording details of your mobile phone, laptop, tablet, camera and other property at, as it helps police identify the owners of recovered property.