An Angus business owner is considering “packing up” after a brazen thief stole a week’s takings from his premises.
The Carnoustie Fobel Shop was targeted on Tuesday around 11am when a man distracted staff before walking off with a four-figure sum of cash which was waiting to be banked.
Co-owner Kenny Watt said the man asked his partner June Finlay for other items which meant she had to go to the back of the store to look for them.
She went out to look for more stock and the alleged culprit walked to the back of the shop and took the cash before leaving the shop.
Mr Watt’s partner’s son uploaded footage of the alleged culprit on social media which has now been shared more than 2,000 times.
He said: “It’s hard enough running a small business in Carnoustie these days.
“Takings are already down as a result of the parking charges which has reduced footfall.
“This is the last thing we need. I’m now considering packing up.
“What’s the point in making the effort to keep a local shop open to be robbed blind?”
A police spokesman confirmed officers are investigating the matter.