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Thieves target Lyndoch business

Thieves target Lyndoch business

Lyndoch business owner, Ms Katrina Smith of Petite Pear, is devastated about the recent break in to her hairdressing business on February 1, which had an estimated $30,000 worth of stock stolen from the premises.

The family owned business has been broken into previously in 2012 when Katrina first opened her hairdressing business.

The thieves managed to break in through the side window of the premises and evade all of the security sensors.

Katrina said that TVs, iPads, computer systems, 30 GHD straighteners, clippers, coffee machine, $5,000 worth of hair extensions and expensive Kevin Murphy hair products were among the items stolen.

“I feel quite shattered and a little bit angry. When you spend so much time setting everything up and they can come in and wipe it out within such a short period of time, it’s just upsetting,” said Katrina.

“I have been going through paperwork and insurance. It’s tiring and it’s really impacted. It’s disappointing, I am really scared to restock my products again. But what do you do? You just have to keep going.

“The things they targeted was so specific… I think because Lyndoch is a bit quieter and there are no houses around. I am an easy target.”

Katrina said the community support has been amazing with one regular customer offering her own coffee machine to the shop to use until they can replace it.

She said police had advised her that the culprits used gloves and crawled under the security sensors in the premises.

When Katrina walked in after the robbery and saw the mess that was left, she looked around before the alarms only started to go off then.

It seems Petite Pear was not the only hairdresser that may have been hit. There is a possibility that assailants may have attempted to gain access to the The Green Room Salon and Spa in Angaston.

Owner, Ms Marianna Lattas, said that someone attempted to get in the day after Australia Day and only noticed when debris started to fall from the lock when she arrived in the morning.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.