Calgary, AB — (03-29-22) — Knickers ‘N Lace, the leading Lingerie boutique for more than three decades fell victim to adult toys being stolen, lingerie being destroyed and thousands of dollars in interior damage to the legendary boutique on March 3, 2022.
The owner of Knickers ‘N Lace, Ronna Johnstone, says that she is out nearly half of her inventory after the burglary suspect smashed through the store’s display window.
Johnstone told Global News that the thief was caught on surveillance camera wielding a crowbar. The suspect shattered the front window, ran inside and grabbed all the “personal pleasure” items stored in a front display case.
“He went to front counter where we have some discreet things and scooped them up then left. I have no idea why those were targeted,” said Johnstone.
According to Johnstone, the adult toys and lingerie were worth two thousand dollars.
“When they hit the glass, it was with such force it pulverized the glass and all the glass shards settled on all lingerie, panties, shapewear, all the housecoats and pyjamas for women,” said Johnstone. “It had to be destroyed. It’s going to be hundreds of thousands of dollars.” said Johnstone.
She further stated that the burglary suspect had cut himself on the broken glass and there was blood everywhere. Johnstone further said that she has insurance, but this is a significant setback especially coming off the struggles from the COVID-19 pandemic being a small business owner.
“It’s devastating. We managed to survive COVID-19 and all those uncertain times, and for something like this to hit us now? It’s our busiest month of the year, it’s our annual bra sale and we are devastated.” said Johnstone.
Calgary Police Service investigators told JRL CHARTS Pleasure Products News that there has been 27 smashed glass break and enters in District 6, which is up from previous years.
Following the break in, Calgary Police have increased patrols in the areas and dedicated additional investigative resources.
JRL CHARTS’ fans in Calgary can continue to show your support for the legendary Knickers ‘N Lace boutique by visiting it at the Willow Park Village at 10816 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB (Map It).
(Photos Courtesy of Jill Croteau-Global Calgary)
Article by: Andy Powell, Staff Writer
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