Veterinary nurse Lynnette Campbell was on a call out to see a sick animal when she found that the windows of her red Ford Ka had been smashed and the bag containing the roller skating boots had been taken. She said: “I was just so shocked when I saw what had happened. It’s really upsetting to see your car all smashed in, there was glass everywhere. It took me a moment to get myself together – I had to arrange for someone else to attend my call out, I had to phone the police and my insurance company, I had to get my car covered up and to a safe place. “I was so stressed out. Then I realised my skate bag had been taken and it just added to the stress.”
Lynnette is a member of Doonhame Roller Derby, and she continued: “It’s heartbreaking being away from my skates, but the support from the roller derby community has been so amazing. “I’ve had people from loads of different teams all over Scotland and northern England offering to give me their skates and equipment until I get back on my feet.”
The theft occurred sometime between 12.30 pm and 8.15 pm last Saturday in the Syme Road area of Dumfries, and although the bag was recovered, a pair of size eight customised Reidell black roller skates are still missing. Making a plea for information, Lynnette said: “I need my car for work and it’s really impacted on that, but luckily I have friends and family that can help out.
Constable Chris Kemp said: “We want to hear from anyone who was in the Syme Road area on Saturday November 25 to give us a call at Dumfries on 101 if they saw anything suspicious.”