Woman, 90, tells of shock after local shop ‘raided’ for second time in week

Locals have spoken of their shock after a Scotmid store was raided for the second time in a week.

Two teenagers have been detained following an alleged break-in to the Invergowrie store.

The raid happened at about 1am on Monday.

It comes after the Main Street store was allegedly raided last Wednesday.

In Monday’s break-in, a window was smashed at the front of the store.

It is not known what items were taken from the shop.

Mavis Fleming, 90, who has lived in the village since 1969, said: “Isn’t that absolutely awful? I have never seen anything like it in all the time I have lived here. There has never been much trouble around the village — it is very uncommon.

“It is just absolutely shocking that the store has been targeted again in such a short period of time.

“Old folk like me rely on the shop so it affects us too.”

Frances Hernandez said: “I cannot believe it has happened again. There is never any trouble in our village, even at weekends so it is very surprising that the shop has been targeted again.”

Owner of the Post House Coffee Shop Craig McKenzie said: “It’s absolutely shocking. I was so surprised when I heard this morning. It is very concerning and we are aware that we need to be even more vigilant now than normal.”

A Scotmid spokeswoman said:“Unfortunately Scotmid Co-operative can confirm police were called following another break-in at the Invergowrie store in the early hours of this morning.

“Once again we are supporting the police with their investigation and apologise for any inconvenience experienced by customers.”

Police Scotland confirmed two teens — aged 15 and 17 — have been held in connection with today’s incident.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police Scotland can confirm it is dealing with a break-in and theft from a store in Invergowrie which happened shortly after 1am this morning. Two males aged 15 and 17 have been detained in connection with the incident and are currently assisting with inquiries.”