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Weekend burglaries target salons

Gregory Crofton

Burglars are targeting hair salons and other businesses near the 3000 block of U.S. Highway 50.

Four salons as well as a store called Second Strings Consignment Boutique all reported break-ins over the weekend.

The burglars entered through windows, but also pried open doors and dug holes in walls, South Lake Tahoe Police said.

“There seems to be a rash of burglaries going on,” said Detective Tom Conner. “Businesses should double-check their alarms and take extra precautions about leaving money in their business unsecured. If they have a safe, they should put it in a safe.”

Burglars entered Bendinelli’s Beauty Salon through a rear door. After they didn’t find any cash inside, they dug a hole into a wall that leads into La Mexicana Meat Market. The hole was not large enough for someone to fit through and the market did not report any losses.

Someone did make off with cash from Sessions Salon, Heaven Scent Hair, Nail Salon, and Hair For All Seasons. Owners of Second Strings Consignment Boutique told police $380 was stolen from their cash box. They also reported that the burglars draped clothing over two security cameras in the store.

Police said an attempted break-in at the Shoreline Cafe failed when burglars pried open a door they believed led inside the restaurant but instead led to an electrical room.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Detective Mike Dente at (530) 542-6100.

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