Hair raid warning as third Aberdeen salon targeted in a fortnight


POLICE have issued a hair raid warning after three robberies on crimpers in the same city in a fortnight.

In the most recent incident in Aberdeen, robbers on motorbikes made off with hair straighteners.

Before that, a hole-in-the-wall gang smashed their way into a salon before getting away with hair products worth thousands of pounds. A third salon in the city lost hair straighteners after attackers smashed a window.

Allure Hair and Beauty lost hundreds of pounds worth of GHD straighteners and hairdryers on Saturday.

Thieves, who turned up on a motorbike, appeared to have thrown a brick through the window leaving a large body sized hole to gain access.

Images also show a smashed glass table and ornaments lying scattered over the floor from the incident.

The heartbreaking results of one such raid
The heartbreaking results of one such raid

Two weeks before, a hole-in-the-wall gang used a sledgehammer to smash their way through a tenement wall in order to break into another Aberdeen salon.

The criminal technique, normally used to get into bank vaults, was used against Beautylicious to steal £3000 worth of hair equipment

Last week Tek-nique Hair Design were also raided – for four pairs of hair straighteners.

After posting images of the wreckage on Facebook, Allure Hair and Beauty were inundated with support.

Referencing US hit show, Sons of Anarchy Damian Gagné wrote: “Bikers stealing straighteners? Tough times for Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club.”

Steve Downie said: “Petty thieves are usually pretty stupid, so this shouldn’t be too difficult.

‘Need straighteners for ma bird eh. Da want ti pay a lot fa kens far I can get some on the cheap?’ Now wait.”

And Stephen Bonner wrote: “Smashing through the windows of hairdressers to steal straighteners and hairdryers. I’ve heard it all now.”

Police Scotland are currently investigating the break-ins and said they are keeping an open mind whether the incidents are linked.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Beattie said: “We understand the theft happened around 12.40am on Saturday July 9, 2016, during which a window was broken and electrical items worth a three-figure sum were taken.

“Officers are following several positive lines of enquiry in relation to this incident, however I would still urge anyone who thinks they might be able to help to get in touch. At this stage we are also keeping an open mind in relation to any connections with similar incidents in Aberdeen.

“I would appeal to anyone with information about a Theft by Housebreaking to Allure Hair Salon in the Craigiebuckler area of Aberdeen to come forward as soon as possible while our investigation continues.

“Please also be on guard for any suspicious electrical items you might be offered for sale and ask to see a proof of purchase. If the offer seems to be too good to be true then it probably is, and I would urge you to let us know.

“I can assure the public that those who are found to be responsible for these crimes will be dealt with robustly.”