Police are hunting thieves who broke into a Carnoustie golf shop on Friday morning and made off with cash and clothing.
At around 4 a.m. on Friday, Simpsons Golf Shop on Links Parade was broken into with reports saying the perpetrators gained access to the shop using an axe.
The thieves then took a large quantity of golf clothing including jackets, polo shirts and ladies’ jackets. A three figure sum of money was also snatched.
It is thought that officers from Tayside Division of Police Scotland are in contact with colleagues across the country to establish if there have been similar incidents elsewhere.
Police say they are eager to trace a large dark coloured car which was seen in the area at the time.
The shop has stood in Carnoustie for many years and was established in 1883 by golf club maker and Open champion Robert Simpson. With its brightly coloured dome on Links Parade it is regarded as a Carnoustie landmark.
The shop was refurbished in 2009 and was put on the market last year.
Anyone with any information that may be useful to police should contact Tayside Division on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.