BRAZEN thieves broke into a hairdressers on the night before it was set to reopen.

The burglary at Head High in Saltdean has been reported to the police.

Salon workers had been gearing up for reopening today, with appointments made as businesses were allowed to reopen.

But it was reported that two young men broke into the salon last night.

In a voice greeting to customers the salon said: "We were looking to reopen on July 4, but unfortunately during the night we have had a break-in.

"They have taken absolutely everything. We have no tools and no stock. As soon as we are back up and running we will have the phones working and we will book everyone in as soon as we can."

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Owner Samantha Beesley said she is still dealing with the shock and the clean up efforts.

She said the community has rallied to support the business and said: "The support on Facebook and people just turning up to help clean and be supportive has been overwhelmingly amazing."

There were reports of two young men, one wearing a baseball hat and the other brandishing a crowbar being caught on CCTV.

A Go Fund Me page has now been set up in support of the salon.

In a statement it said: "On night of the 3rd of July the salon was broken into. The thieves stole tools and stock and even the coffee machine.

"They had been working hard to get everything ready to open on the 4th of July, in line with the lockdown easing, and were looking forward to finally being able to earn some money having been closed for weeks.

"Now they've had to cancel all appointments as, even though they've cleaned up they have no tools to even complete the simplest of appointments.

"It's terrible when this happens to any business - but for this to happen to an independent family run business, on the eve of when they're about to open after having to be closed for so long is disgusting. 

"We know it's a tough time for everyone right now, but if we can all do a little to help support them with the loss of earning as well as hopefully get something towards their insurance excesses and other costs to get them open ASAP."

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