Video: CCTV released of £30,000 handbag shop raid

CCTV footage of the moments burglars stole £30,000 worth of Mulberry handbags from a store in Oakham has been released.

More than 50 Mulberry handbags were taken from Cavells in Oakham during a raid in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12. It was the third time in six months the shop had been targeted.

CCTV of thieves at the Cavells store in Oakham, taking �30,000 of Mulberry handbags

CCTV of thieves at the Cavells store in Oakham, taking �30,000 of Mulberry handbags

The CCTV footage, released this week, shows a burglar grabbing the bags from inside the shop.

Owner Corry Cavell-Taylor is offering a £1,000 reward for information which leads to the conviction of those responsible.

He said: “The break in was devastating for the staff and I’m not sure how many more times the business can survive something like this.

“Commer-cially it has had a big impact because we have lost our sales stock which can’t be replaced and each time this happens our insurance costs go up.

Break in at Cavells, Oakham. Owner, Corry Cavell-Taylor, next to the hole where burglars gained entry to the shop.'Photo: MSMP120613-007ow

Break in at Cavells, Oakham. Owner, Corry Cavell-Taylor, next to the hole where burglars gained entry to the shop.'Photo: MSMP120613-007ow

“It is so upsetting for all of us. Rutland is such a beautiful county and it’s a shame we are being targeted in this way.”

Three intruders were captured on CCTV breaking into the Mill Street premises at just after midnight on Tuesday. The footage shows they spent two hours creating a hole in the wall to get into the building.

The alarms went off at 2.45am.

Security staff were on the scene within 10 minutes but the thieves had already fled.

Handbags and designer jeans were taken from the shop in November and again between Christmas and the new year.

Mr Cavell-Taylor said: “The break-ins all look too similar for them not to be linked. We believe it is the same gang who have targeted us each time.

“We have tripled the level of security at the shop since then but they have still managed to find a way in. It’s so infuriating.”

Anyone with information about the break in should contact police on 101.