SANA boutique owner Amy Britton claims a ram raider knew what high women’s fashion to take when a claimed $20,000 of her stock was ripped from her St Quentin Avenue, Claremont shop in just four minutes at 2.51am last Tuesday.
“He was completely purposeful and had obviously been told where to go and what to get inside,” Ms Britton said.
The raider reversed a stolen 1990-model, silver Subaru Liberty into the shop, after the car was taken from a Victoria Park car park between 1.20pm and 1.30pm the previous day.
Sana specialises in fashion to be worn at special events such as weddings and balls.
Ms Britton said the raider got up to 50 dresses, tops, blouses and jeans from brands such as MLM, Hansen and Gretel, Rails and Jore, in addition to Sana’s own recently launched label.
Store CCTV shows the Liberty, registration 8A2 930, mounting the kerb and smashing into the store’s front door near the intersection of Avion Way.
Ms Britton said a man who got out of the car took specific items off the clothes racks.
However, he struggled to remove a black cocktail dress from a mannequin at the front of the boutique at the end of his raid.
“He failed, and couldn’t remove the dress, so he then took the whole thing, dress and mannequin, through the front door and put it into the car, leaving the base plate in the middle of the street,” Ms Britton said.
Police described the man as medium build with tanned skin who wore a blue baseball cap with a white motif, a high visibility blue and yellow jacket, black trousers and had his face covered.
Detective-Sergeant Paul Vojkovich said the Subaru was also reported when alcohol was taken from Vintage Cellars, Hampton Road, Nedlands at 5pm on the day of its theft.
“A female suspect was seen fleeing by using the vehicle,” Det-Sgt Vojkovich said.
It had not been recovered today.