Thieves steal jeans worth �30,000

GREAT BLAKENHAM: The fashion police have been called into action after style-conscious thieves stole �30,000-worth of designer jeans from a warehouse.

The denims – all produced by the French Connection label – were stolen from a property in a village at some point between 7pm on Friday, May 14, and 3pm the following day.

Burglars targeted the site in Gipping Road, Great Blakenham, and managed to make their way inside after tampering with the alarm.

It has not been confirmed by police whether any CCTV has been recovered from the site.

The jeans are all for men or boys and were removed from the site by hand. They had been stored on eight pallets inside the warehouse and other boxes and pallets were searched by the burglars. The French Connection label was founded in 1972, but its clothing was rebranded with the controversial “FCUK” logo in 1997 as part of an image overhaul.

FCUK jeans for men retails at anywhere between �45 and �100 although jeans for boys are priced at about �30.

A police spokesman said: “Offenders have gained entry to a warehouse by unknown means and tampered with an alarm before stealing eight pallets of FCUK jeans worth almost �30,000.”

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Police are keen to hear from anyone who is offered any FCUK branded jeans for sale in the pubs, at markets or at car boot sales or anyone with information about the theft.

Any witnesses are asked to telephone Detective Constable Duncan Etchells, of Stowmarket CID, on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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