Around 2,500 pairs of flip flops – worth around £12,500 – we’re taken from a garage in Hurst Court, police said.
A spokesman added: “The victim reported a significant amount of business stock having been taken, including around 2,500 pairs of flip-flops with an estimated value of £12,500.”
UKWaves said it was ‘shocked and heartbroken’ at the theft.
A spokesman said: “This a business that I have worked two years to build up and invested my savings into and poured everything into.
“I am literally heartbroken right now.”
The incident is believed to have happened at some point between 5pm on Friday (July 30) and 9.05pm on Saturday, said police.
The police spokesman added: “Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area around that time, or has any information which could help officers with their enquiries, can contact police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1337 of 31/07.”