TWO businesses have been raided in Lymington just days after the town’s rowing club was targeted – with one owner saying such incidents are “becoming an epidemic”.
The Perfumery on the high street was broken into during the early hours of Tuesday morning and Dorian Hair Design on St Thomas Street was burgled around the same time on Wednesday morning when around £180 in cash and hair products were reported stolen.
Salon owner Dorian Taylor said: “We were really disappointed to find the shop had been broken into this morning (Wednesday). They forced entry by breaking the glass in the door, which was everywhere, and lost out on business having to clear it all up.
“A cash box and tip jar belonging to staff members were emptied as well as the till which was left on the tiled floor that has also been scratched by the shattered glass. We will also need to replace the whole door which just fell to pieces when we opened it.
“The shop does have motion-sensitive CCTV but unfortunately it didn’t pick anything up. This is becoming an epidemic in the town and more really should be done about it. It could well be the same person.”
No one from The Perfumery was available to comment.
Those with information about the two incidents have been asked to call the police on 101, quoting 44190331237 for The Perfumery, and 44190332639 for DHD.
The raids follow a similar incident at Lymington Rowing Club, where a junior coach was left heartbroken after intruders broke in on Monday, snatching £400 that was raised by members to improve the youngsters’ facilities.
Offenders forced a locked door to gain entry to the club’s new building at Lymington Shores during Saturday night – just two nights before the juniors’ season resumed.