Burglars steal cosmetics and charity cash from beauty salon
A BEAUTY salon owner says she is determined to carry on, despite being left low by a burglary which left her with "considerable" losses.
As well as stealing a large quantity of high-end stock from Beauty Plus by Myriam, in Frampton Cotterell, the criminals also took a cash collection for Coalpit Heath charity Paul's Place.
Myriam Rogerson, above, has run her salon in Church Road for almost ten years.
The salon was raided sometime between Saturday September 7 and the morning of Monday September 9, when cleaner arriving at work discovered the aftermath of the burglary.
The door to the salon was damaged and had been left open, and there were cosmetics on the floor.
Myriam's salon is in a building with other businesses which all share one entrance, but none of the others were burgled.
She is appealing for anyone who is offered goods which they believe could have been stolen in the burglary to contact her or the police.
The stolen goods were retail cosmetics by Academie, which Myriam imports directly from the manufacturer in Paris, along with other Academie body and face products, China Glaze nail varnish retail products as well as the Gelaze and Semilac professional nail varnishes that Myriam works with.
Some of the products stolen from Myriam's salon
Money raised at the salon for Paul’s Place, the only charity in the area specifically supporting adults with any physical, sensory and cognitive impairment, was also stolen by the burglars, along with a small amount of petty cash.
While Myriam is carrying on with business as usual and has kept the salon open, she says the experience has left her feeling low.
She said: “This has made me very sad as I have always endeavoured to be supportive to our lovely community by offering gift vouchers or free treatments to schools, churches, fetes, raffles and festivals.
"At the salon my clients and I have pleasure in raising funds for Paul’s Place. That fund was also taken.
“This incident will not stop me from offering professional treatments. I am determined to not let anyone or anything stop me fulfilling my job, which after 35 years in the industry I still thoroughly enjoy, especially when I see how happy my clients are both when they arrive and more so after they have been pampered.”
Avon and Somerset police have investigated the break in but have no new lines of enquiry.
A spokesperson appealed to anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information about the theft to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5219 207 617.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.
Myriam can be reached on 01454 776938.