A BUSINESSWOMAN is calling for more street policing after her shop was the latest to be targeted on an Accrington street.

Tracy Glegg, of Hair and Faces, was angry after her hairdressers was hit following a number of break-ins and robberies on Warner Street in the town this week.

She has been the owner of the shop for 21 years and insists local businesses are frustrated by the cost of break-ins and hopes the thief can be caught from her CCTV footage.

She said: “It is going to be hard to identify him because he was wearing a hood.

“We were also targeted on Christmas Day when two people tried to get in and it looks as if one of them is the same person. That time they did not get anything.

“It looks as if it could be the same person as the one that broke into Pure Perfection and the clothes shop Boutique 23.

“They only would have got about £30 so that is good, but it is the cost of the damage and everything else.

“My insurance premiums have doubled and it is just the upset it causes to the staff and customers.

“We just have to carry on and try to make ends meet.

“I have been here a long time and the amount of time you spend to trying to pick up and carry on, and you just want to make a living.”

Mrs Glegg believes more police on the streets would help the situation.

She said: “If the criminals see more police on our streets then it would not happen as much.”

The raid comes after the Lancashire Telegraph reported on Boutique 23 being broken into on Wednesday.

Hyndburn Police have posted on their Facebook page that they want to speak to a man in connection with a number of burglaries on the street.

Pure Perfection was broken into in the early hours of January 9 when the till was taken, and then on January 10 a man used a brick to smash the window of Boutique 23 before he kicked the door in and searched the shop.

A police spokesman said: “In both these offences a very small amount of money was taken as we always advise small businesses to never leave cash on the premises overnight.

“We also believe the same man is responsible for both offences.

“We won’t tolerate disgraceful criminal behaviour like this in Accrington where people target small businesses who are just trying to make an honest living. If you recognise the man/men in the footage we need you to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call PC1183 Graham Hartley or PCSO 7672 James Southworth on 01254 353103 or e-mail 1183@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or 7672@lancashire.pnn.police.uk, crime references ED1800486 and ED1800549.”