BOSSES at a Paisley firm are facing a miserable Christmas after cruel thieves nicked thousands of pounds worth of gifts from their warehouse.
Toys, books and household goods worth £10,000 were stolen during the raid on internet company Product Web Ltd.
The haul had been stored at a warehouse in MacKean Street, Paisley, ahead of being sent out to customers who place orders with the company online.
Yesterday, police were looking into the possibility that the crooks had cased the warehouse to get an idea of what was stored there before swooping to clear the place out.
Detectives also believe those responsible for the theft came prepared with bolt-cutters and a getaway vehicle.
One source told the Paisley Daily Express: Officers believe that whoever did this had a fair idea of what was being stored in that warehouse.
There are three warehouses located right next to each other in MacKean Street but only one was broken into and it was the one which contained all the gifts.
The crooks managed to get away with a substantial haul which was worth something in the region of £10,000, so police believe they must have brought a vehicle with them and loaded it up before fleeing the scene.
A padlock was forced open as the thieves forced their way into the warehouse during the raid, which took place under cover of darkness.
Police have appealed for anyone who has information about the robbery to come forward and have also warned people to be wary if they are approached by someone who is offering to sell them some Christmas bargains.
A spokesman said: We would urge anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously in the MacKean Street area between Thursday evening and Friday morning last week to call us on 0141 532 5900.
Wed also advise people to beware of folk trying to flog stuff round local pubs and clubs.
If you think youre being offered something at a price that is too good to be true, then it probably is.
Bosses at Product Web Ltd declined to comment.