Burglars target salons for hair straighteners

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Hair straighteners are high on burglars’ shopping lists, say South Yorkshire Police.

Hairdressing salons are being targeted by burglars in search of expensive hair straighteners, as staff at a salon in Tickhill Road, Maltby, found on Monday.

Raiders had broken in over the weekend and stolen items including hair straighteners, cameras, laptop computers and mobile phones.

Hair straighteners are particularly sought after by thieves at this time of year, officers from South Yorkshire Police say, as they are a popular choice of Christmas gift.

Over the previous weekend there was one burglary and one attempted burglary at hairdressing salons in Rotherham town centre and Rawmarsh. Again, hair straighteners were stolen.