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Reid St clothes store hit by thieves again

An appeal to would-be robbers to leave The Booth store, on Reid Street, alone after it was broken into at the weekend (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A thief targeted a clothes store at the weekend in its second break-in in five months.

Darren Booth, who runs The Booth on Reid Street, appealed for assistance to trace a raider who smashed his way into the shop late in the early hours of last Sunday and stole rain jackets.

Mr Booth said on the store’s Facebook page on Sunday “we got robbed again”.

He said that a man with a hammer broke in through the front door around 3.12am and stole “an armful” of Helly Hansen jackets.

Mr Booth added: “He was wearing a Belco rain jacket and was on foot.

“Please report it to the police if you see someone trying to sell them. I would appreciate any help.”

Mr Booth, who has owned the business for more than 15 years, declined to comment further yesterday.

A police spokesman confirmed that the Bermuda Police Service was aware of the break-in and had launched an investigation.

The Booth, which sells clothes and accessories, was hit in November last year when two thieves broke in through a side window and stole more than $6,000 worth of stock.

Jackets, watches, shoes and face masks were included in the haul.

Two men were arrested and charged on December 1 in connection with the incident, but both denied the theft.

They are expected to go to trial at a later date.