Rosebank Garden Centre targeted by thieves

Thieves have targeted Rosebank Garden Centre, in the Clyde Valley, on two separate occasions to steal expensive Yankee Candles.

Hundreds of pounds worth of candles have been stolen.?The candles vary in price but can fetch up to ?20 to ?30 per candle.

The first incident took place on Saturday, March 7, during the day when 12 candles were stolen from the centre.

The suspect on this occasion is described as being male and it is believed he left in a taxi.

The second incident took place on Friday, March 13, at around 1.15pm, when 12 candles were taken.

The suspect on this occasion is described as being female, aged between 40 and 50 years, wearing a beige coat and she had dark brown hair tied up in a bun.

She is also believed to have left the centre in a taxi.

Craig Forrest, owner of the garden centre, said: ?A number of candles have now been taken. We are working with the police to try and catch these individuals involved.

?I would say to anyone who is thinking about doing this again to think twice as we have our CCTV cameras around the centre. We have descriptions already of those involved and are currently reviewing our CCTV in order to find these people.?

Chief Inspector Sandy Blair of Hamilton Police said: ?We would urge anyone who had any further information on this incident to come forward.

?Also, if anyone is approached by someone selling these types of candles we would also urge them to get in touch.?

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