Detectives at Saltcoats CID are appealing to the public for information following an overnight raid in which a five-figure sum of money was stolen.
The incident happened between 1am and 5am at RK Stores in Hayocks Road, Stevenston on Thursday 17 October 2019.
The shop was ransacked and the safe was forced open. The suspect made off with a substantial amount of money and caused considerable damage to the premises.
The store was closed at the time of the break-in, however the staff are reportedly very upset by what has happened and the damage that has been caused.
Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area and are reviewing CCTV footage from in and around the area for any additional information it could provide.
Detective Sergeant Stephen McCulloch said: “A considerable amount of damage has been done to the store forcing it to close temporarily. This crime will have a huge impact on this business and staff members have been affected by what has happened. I appreciate that many people will have been asleep during the time of the incident, nonetheless, I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen or noticed anything suspicious to contact us. Any small piece of information could help our enquiries as we try to locate who is responsible for this crime.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact CID officers at Saltcoats Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0547 of 17 October 2019. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.