Mobile phones and laptops worth thousands stolen in raid at Dundee repair shop

Mobile Solutions on Nethergate

Thousands of pounds’ worth of goods have been stolen after a Dundee centre shop was raided by thieves.

The break-in, at the Mobile Solutions store on the Nethergate, took place between 7pm on Thursday and 9am on Friday.

The shop sells mobile phone accessories and provides repairs for smartphones, laptops and gaming consoles.

It is understood the value of the stolen items could be as high as £10,000.

Thieves, understood to be wearing gloves to cover their tracks, are said to have broken in to the store via the back door.

From there, they stole a number of phones and laptops – some of which are believed to have belonged to customers and were in for repair.

A glass display case at the front of the store was completely empty save for unfilled phone boxes when the Tele visited the shop on Friday.

However, other goods such as accessories were untouched – suggesting the thieves only had an interest in high-value items.

Local workers were quick to express their shock at the incident.

Daisy Burchill, 20, who works as a supervisor in a nearby store, said: “I’m absolutely shocked to see this has happened.

“I pass by this shop all the time and it’s quite sad to see it’s been broken into.

“Things like this don’t happen around here all that often.”

A worker in another nearby shop added that he was worried other shops could be targeted.

“We hadn’t heard anything about the phone shop being broken into but obviously we’re quite shocked,” said the man, who declined to be named.

“There are a lot of stores around here that could be targeted, but if they’ve gone for the display case it’s clear they wanted quite expensive things.”

Police have already begun investigating the incident, with officers taking CCTV footage from the store as part of their inquiries.

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland is investigating a break-in to a shop in the Nethergate, Dundee, between 7pm on Thursday and 9am yesterday.

“A number of items have been stolen, believed to be worth many thousands of pounds. Inquiries are at an early stage.”

The owners of the shop were unavailable for comment.