A TRAINER cleaning firm to the stars run by a Stourbridge man has had 130 pairs of sneakers stolen from its headquarters.

England star Jack Grealish offered his support to The Sneaker Doc after the company posted about the break-in at its Halesowen HQ on social media.

The Man City and former Villa star star commented underneath the Instagram post: "Low life scum man, stealing used trainers, you’ll be back bro."

Thieves cut a hole in the firm's roof and broke shutters and made off with 130 pairs of trainers worth between £50,000 and £70,000.

Founder of The Sneaker Doc James Harper, from Stourbridge, said: "On Monday night, our HQ in Halesowen was hit by three armed men, who emptied over 130 pairs of trainers in building sacks and stole our customer service iPhone and our MacBook.

"This hit was targeted and planned and was close to home, and not only impacts a small local business, but our hard working customers that do not deserve this."

He added: "Now more than ever we ask for the support of our followers in blowing up this post, so that any cheap trainers for sale in the Midlands become to hot to handle.

"These scum went to extreme lengths to gain access, cutting a hole in our roof, cutting cables, destroying cameras, breaking our shutters and much more to steal the trainers that the team had worked so hard to clean and perfect for our incredible and valued customers."

Mr Harper set up the business four years ago and has a host of famous footballers and rappers who use his services including Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings and Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.

He said: "I am heartbroken.

"I have poured my life and my soul into this brand for four years now, this hit has left us without means to contact any customers or access our social accounts as our backup codes get sent to the stolen devices, so we are just getting back online and trying to find our feet.

"I am in the process of contacting you all personally but I am one person, with a small team trying to work though this so please please give me the time to deal with this and speak to everyone properly.

"The police are handling the matter. We are currently managing this and there is a process to follow right now to ensure we can give back to all customers impacted and we’re doing all we can. There are numerous ways to handle this but the first way is the right way."

The business has 27,000 followers on Instagram where it shares pictures and videos of the trainers before and after they are cleaned.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are investigating after a report of a burglary at a business premises. It happened during the early hours of Tuesday 26 July.

"The shutters of the premises were forced open and a large quantity of merchandise was stolen.

"No injuries were reported and enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible."