Nearly A Dozen Hair Salons Get Smashed Into

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

"They were smash and grab burglaries," said Officer J.D. Walker with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Not four, not five, but eight hair salons in Colorado Springs were broken into early Tuesday morning.

"They hit one right after the other," said Officer Walker.

Police believe more than one person is responsible for the smash and grab burglaries.

By now, most of the businesses around town have already erased the mess that the crooks created by installing new windows and doors.

"Glass everywhere, no front door," said Sherrill Oglevie, owner of Sherrill's Shears.

Police don't know what the thieves used to smash their way in.

"In the great scheme of things, yes, it's an inconvenience but it's not near as bad as it could have been," said Oglevie.

Burglars were breaking in and grabbing only one thing, cash registers.

"With-in three to five seconds, they're in and out," said Officer Walker.

Police say the crooks were only interested in fast, hard cash.

"They were looking for money and there's no money in here," said Ann McGee, owner of Accent Hair Inc.

But Oglevie had a bag of money with a few hundred dollars in it, hidden in a draw. "It was here but they didn't find it and it will never be here again," said Oglevie.

Out of the eight businesses that were broken into, Ann McGee was the only one who had an alarm system. McGee says she's now been broken into three times.

"What can we do," said McGee.

Police say there was thousands of dollars worth of property damage and police say the thieves got away with about $500.

Police also say, thieves tend to target places like hair salons because they don't typically have alarm systems or surveillance cameras.

"When they smash and grab and there's no alarm, they have access to the cash register and they grab and run," said Officer Walker.

Police need your help. If you saw something or if you know who did it, call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP. You could earn a cash reward.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    Crime is out of control and the police need more help. As usual, it is apparent by many other comments that they don't have the support they need to do their jobs. Maybe you should go on a ride along so you understand what it is like for them to try and handle so many calls with so few officers. It is the same for the Pueblo Police Department too, but there are too many people who don't understand that the calls have to be prioritized. I support the police and I appreciate them.
  • by Eric on Apr 23, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    Every single call to the police needs to be a high priority if ANY type of crime is committed! This is why we need more officers. I support the officers 100% and they need more help!
  • by Stephanie Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 22, 2008 at 10:38 AM
    Wow, the cops publically anounce that they can't/won't responsd to certain calls because they're not "high priortiy" and then there's 6 robberies in 3 hours. Hmmmm, anyone else seeing the pattern here?
  • by Rob Location: C/S on Apr 22, 2008 at 08:22 AM
    Does this surprise anyone when CSPD states they can't/may not respond to certain calls/emergencies? Mark my word, this place is going to pot and fast!
  • by DONNA Location: CALHAN on Apr 22, 2008 at 07:58 AM
  • by J Location: P on Apr 22, 2008 at 07:34 AM
  • by Dave Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 22, 2008 at 06:30 AM
    These incidents did not occur on the NE side of the springs. This is considered southeast.
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