Second Deane hair salon robbed by knife-wielding thugs in three days

Cabello for Hair in Wigan Road, Deane, which was robbed by knife-wielding thugs today. Picture from Google Maps.

Cabello for Hair in Wigan Road, Deane, which was robbed by knife-wielding thugs today. Picture from Google Maps.

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KNIFE-wielding thugs have raided a hair salon in Deane this afternoon - just days after a nearby salon suffered the same terrifying ordeal.

Two masked men burst into the Cabello for Hair salon in Wigan Road at about noon today, both waving knives and demanding money from the till.

Shaken staff directed the thugs to the till and they made off with about £400.

The robbery comes after another hair salon, Talking Heads, in nearby Deane Church Lane, was robbed by a man who was also armed with a knife on Thursday afternoon.

Greater Manchester Police believe the two incidents may be linked, a view shared by the victims of the robberies.

Cabello for Hair owner Nova Perkins said: “We have talked to the guys at Talking Heads and there is a good chance it was the same person involved.”

Both sets of staff have described a white man, about 6ft tall, wearing a tracksuit and carrying a bag.

While the robbery at Talking Heads involved just one man, today’s incident involved two — with the second man described as white, about 5ft 10in tall and also wearing a tracksuit.

Both men had their faces covered by scarves.

Ms Perkins said: “They came in waving knives around and shouting at us to show them where the till was.

“After hearing about the other robbery, we have had the door locked all day but a client had left and it was open for just five minutes and that is when they came in.


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“We think they tried to get into several other shops on this stretch but didn’t manage it — it is a shock for it to happen so soon after the other one.”

A police pokesman said: "No arrests have been made after this incident and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact us by calling 101."

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6:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

Yet another armed robbery in Bolton and CID are still chasing around after an alleged EDL racist from last August! Doesn't this show where the politically correct GMP's priorities lie.
Yet another armed robbery in Bolton and CID are still chasing around after an alleged EDL racist from last August! Doesn't this show where the politically correct GMP's priorities lie. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 15

6:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Bigredjed says...

Yet again the businesses and public targeted again, thankfully none of the staff or customers were hurt , the shock to these pee can last a very long time , yet these thugs get away with fines they don't pay or IF convicted not a long sentence. How long will it take the police, courts and government that this cannot continue , perhaps someone getting killed by these thugs.
In today's society we have big brother all around , perhaps it could be used for what it is intended for.I hope that no one else had to suffer what these people have gone through.
If any one knows of theses thugs , report them to the police before they do harm or kill someone.
Chris D.
Yet again the businesses and public targeted again, thankfully none of the staff or customers were hurt , the shock to these pee can last a very long time , yet these thugs get away with fines they don't pay or IF convicted not a long sentence. How long will it take the police, courts and government that this cannot continue , perhaps someone getting killed by these thugs. In today's society we have big brother all around , perhaps it could be used for what it is intended for.I hope that no one else had to suffer what these people have gone through. If any one knows of theses thugs , report them to the police before they do harm or kill someone. Chris D. Bigredjed
  • Score: 15

7:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Wolfie190 says...

Armed robbery used to be a serious offence nowadays its an everyday occurrence just locally. The judiciary want criminals on the streets keeping them in well paid jobs not in prison keeping out of mischief and giving the public a rest from them.
Armed robbery used to be a serious offence nowadays its an everyday occurrence just locally. The judiciary want criminals on the streets keeping them in well paid jobs not in prison keeping out of mischief and giving the public a rest from them. Wolfie190
  • Score: 13

11:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

wow

i cant believe this............. from 2 a year.........to 2 a week in a few years

why on earth do the police not dedicate specific resource to this......... a officer or two and a tazer stationed ( unmarked ) on deane road for the next 5 days will end this pretty quick.

I live round the corner and there is still boots/little italy/cali wines and hotbite/3 cafes and a petshop etc......... oh and a bank................
.... on this road that he will no doubt go for next

also im sure many have cctv, so you should be able to see the guy walking past at some point, giving you a general direction he was going and a better description.

please sort this out GMP........ your lack of early intervention on bolton armed robberies has sent the message out that its risk free........... i mean we are up to 20 or 30 now ( in a year or so ).............. yet i cant remember one ever being caught

hes got away with it twice so will do it again
wow i cant believe this............. from 2 a year.........to 2 a week in a few years why on earth do the police not dedicate specific resource to this......... a officer or two and a tazer stationed ( unmarked ) on deane road for the next 5 days will end this pretty quick. I live round the corner and there is still boots/little italy/cali wines and hotbite/3 cafes and a petshop etc......... oh and a bank................ .... on this road that he will no doubt go for next also im sure many have cctv, so you should be able to see the guy walking past at some point, giving you a general direction he was going and a better description. please sort this out GMP........ your lack of early intervention on bolton armed robberies has sent the message out that its risk free........... i mean we are up to 20 or 30 now ( in a year or so ).............. yet i cant remember one ever being caught hes got away with it twice so will do it again getajob123
  • Score: 15

12:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

People should be allowed the tools of the law if the law is incapable of doing the job.

We should have tazers, pepper spray, tear gas and baton rounds.
People should be allowed the tools of the law if the law is incapable of doing the job. We should have tazers, pepper spray, tear gas and baton rounds. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 4

6:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

Even if someone tried to protect themselves in a robbery and injured the scumbag robber they would probably be in more trouble than the scum bag.Go figure.
Even if someone tried to protect themselves in a robbery and injured the scumbag robber they would probably be in more trouble than the scum bag.Go figure. boltonnut
  • Score: 0

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