Barbers targeted by thieves a second time

Lexi Davidson with a member of staff at Spoorties barber shop.
Lexi Davidson with a member of staff at Spoorties barber shop.

A hairdressers in Lurgan has been targeted by thieves twice in the space of a few months.

Sporties barbers in High Street was hit for a second time at the weekend by thieves who stole a sum of cash as well as a telephone and tickets to a show which members of staff were due to attend.

It’s understood thieves gained entry to the premises through an adjoining wall of a derelict unit. The last time they had got in through a back door.

PUP representative Lexi Davidson visited the owner of the barbers to offer his sympathies after the business was burgled for a second time.

He said: “I visited a small business owner who, for the second time in only a matter of months, has found themselves targeted by thieves.

“This robbery of a small business in the High Street area of Lurgan town centre is a disgusting act committed by those who apparently have no respect for the community or work of small businesses.

“It is believed the incident occurred sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning.

“My thoughts go to the owner of the business who has now had to endure this awful and stressful ordeal not once but twice.

“I commended their resolve not to allow this recent incident to deter them from the valuable service and employment they provide to our community.

“There has been a spate of robberies across the Lurgan area in recent weeks and I would encourage all business and home owners to be vigilant and contact the PSNI should they notice any suspicious activity.

“I would also ask anyone that witnessed any suspicious activity in the High Street/Millennium Way area of Lurgan on Friday night/Saturday morning to contact the PSNI or if you prefer please contact myself on 0792 074 6760 and I will relay the information, in confidence, on your behalf.”

Police in Lurgan have appealed for information following the burglary at barber premises on High Street.

A spokesperson said: “Overnight, between Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, access was gained to the premises. An adjoining vacant property was also entered. A sum of cash was stolen.

“Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact them in Lurgan on the 101 non-emergency number.

“If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”