Sunday 11 December 2016

Celebrity dress rental boutique launches investigation after €1,500 worth of gowns stolen on CCTV

Published 20/05/2016 | 15:41

Gardai are investigating the theft of €1,500 worth of dresses from celebrity dress rental boutique Starla.

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The high-end rental store, which is frequented by Vogue Williams, Rosanna Davison and blogger Suzanne Jackson, has appealed for information on three women who were caught shoplifting on CCTV.

Security footage from Starla Dress Rental
Security footage from Starla Dress Rental
Madeline Mulqueen wears a dress from Starla at the 2016 IFTAs
Security footage from Starla Dress Rental

A video of three women was posted to the store’s Facebook page on Thursday, in which they can be seen placing items into their purses.

 “To the women who came into Starla on Monday the 16th of May and shoplifted from us... I hope this video finds you a bit of internet fame. Please feel free to share and create awareness,” the post read. 

Security footage from Starla Dress Rental
Security footage from Starla Dress Rental

Starla Dress Rental and Sales owner Johanna Mc Aleese told Independent.ie that they haven’t yet identified the women, but they have given the CCTV to the Gardai “who will hopefully do so.”

Johanna said that the store has increased security since the incident, but her priority is looking after her staff.

“My main concern is for my staff to work in a safe environment and limit incidents like this happening again,” she said.

Shop-lifting is usually at a minimum in the store, only happening “maybe twice a year”, says Johanna.

The post has been shared over 500 times since it was published on Thursday.

No arrests have yet been made and investigations are still ongoing, a Garda spokesperson told Independent.ie.

The store, located on South William Street in Dublin, provides a rental service for designer dresses, costing between €50 and €200, as well as sales.

Madeline Mulqueen wears a dress from Starla at the 2016 IFTAs
Madeline Mulqueen wears a dress from Starla at the 2016 IFTAs

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