Dummy raiders make off with mannequin

BREAK-IN VICTIM: Victoria Stillwell of Erotica-belle in Weymouth, with what’s left of their mannequin

BREAK-IN VICTIM: Victoria Stillwell of Erotica-belle in Weymouth, with what’s left of their mannequin

First published in News

THIEVES smashed a window and stole a lingerie-clad mannequin from a shop in Weymouth.

Police were called to Erotica Belle on Ranelagh Road in the early hours following reports of a break-in.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to help them with their enquiries.

Shop owner Jonathan Spencer said: “It was a totally unnecessary and very expensive break in.

“It has really annoyed me and I don’t understand why anyone would take these items.

“The burglars threw a sack truck through the window to gain entry.”

He added: “The life-size mannequin is easily recognisable as she is in a seated position and we had to saw off her left foot to fit her in the window.

“This is the first incident like this and it is really quite strange.”

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We had a call at two minutes to one on Tuesday morning from a member of the public who had heard glass being smashed. The window of Erotica Belle had been damaged.

“Officers attended the scene and confirmed that a mannequin had been stolen from the store. We would like anyone with information or who saw anything to contact us.”

Anyone witnesses or anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101.

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1:08pm Fri 19 Oct 12

snowleopard says...

Dummy run for a kidnap in Amsterdam Red Light area?

or

Police are looking for life sized 'Ken' or 'Action Man'.

or

Fan of 1987 film Mannequin hopes it will work for him
Dummy run for a kidnap in Amsterdam Red Light area? or Police are looking for life sized 'Ken' or 'Action Man'. or Fan of 1987 film Mannequin hopes it will work for him snowleopard
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1:55pm Fri 19 Oct 12

TenBobDylanThomasHardy says...

I just hope that photo makeds it to Have I Got News....
I just hope that photo makeds it to Have I Got News.... TenBobDylanThomasHardy
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2:20pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Duckorange says...

Looks like a job for - oh-ho! - The long arm of the law!
Looks like a job for - oh-ho! - The long arm of the law! Duckorange
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3:21pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Isosceles says...

'Dummy raiders make off with mannequin'
It is a good job that they weren't 'real raiders'.
'Dummy raiders make off with mannequin' It is a good job that they weren't 'real raiders'. Isosceles
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4:08pm Fri 19 Oct 12

goodoldecho says...

'Staff want to know if arm-less stolen mannequin is all-right'......

all-right .. it had it's left foot missing

Nearly the weekend.
'Staff want to know if arm-less stolen mannequin is all-right'...... all-right .. it had it's left foot missing Nearly the weekend. goodoldecho
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6:09pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Artstudent says...

Just as well the police have her left foot, they can get a good DNA match to identify any remains found.
Just as well the police have her left foot, they can get a good DNA match to identify any remains found. Artstudent
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7:56pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Rodwellocal says...

Looks to me like it was just a bit of 'armless fun.
Looks to me like it was just a bit of 'armless fun. Rodwellocal
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