Police Warn Owners of Nighttime Salon Burglaries

Modesto, CA – Modesto Police detectives seek to warn business owners about a series of commercial burglaries. The targeted businesses are salons throughout north Modesto. In 2014 there have been close to 15 reported commercial burglaries at salons throughout north Modesto. Detectives believe there may be multiple suspects involved in the burglaries, which have been occurring overnight. The suspects enter the business by force, taking items such as hair products and styling tools.
Below are some tips to keep your business and merchandise safe:
  • Alarm your business. If you have a pre-existing alarm, be sure to set it.
  • Install cameras. Video surveillance can be a good deterrent. It also helps if you are a victim of a crime. Be sure you are able to retrieve data from your system to give to officers.
  • Be suspicious of anyone inquiring about your inventory.
  • Remove money out of cash registers.
  • Close blinds.
  • Hide valuables out of sight.
  • Add unique identifiers to your products and styling tools. It could be as easy as marking the bottom of your products with your business name in permanent marker, or adding a label with numbers on your products. Be sure to maintain records of any styling tools with serial numbers.
If you have any information regarding these burglaries, please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.