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The North Bend Eagle


Thief likes hair tools

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/8/21

Andy Bourek worked late at A Little Off The Top hair salon he and his wife own in downtown North Bend. He left after 10 p.m. Monday and was back at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Upon entering Tuesday he noticed that the dead bolt lock they usually use was not locked, but the door knob lock, the one they rarely use, was locked. He thought it weird. He had to enter in the front door.

Red Brick door
The back door of the Red Brick Hair Chix salon shows the scars of the attempted break in. ALOTT hair salon was not quite so fortunate with the thief getting in.

When Autumn Bourek arrived at 8 a.m. she got busy with a customer and did not notice anything wrong.

After 9 a.m. Andy was going out the front door when he noticed empty shelves just north of the door. He asked Autumn what she had done with the all the stuff on the shelves, blow dryers, curling irons. She hadn’t. They then checked the cash drawer. Empty. It was at that point the couple realized the salon had been broken into and called the sheriff office.

The thief had cleared the top shelf and the fourth shelf, all with appliances. There were still brushes and some curling irons on the other shelves.

“We know for sure 11 tools were stolen,” Autumn said. “What we don’t know is if the flat irons, did we have two stacked on top of each other?”

Each item is worth between $100 to $250.

“I just don’t understand,” Autumn said. “Your mind goes in a million different places. Why curling irons and blow dryers?”

Though the Boureks do not have video cameras, Arlie’s Bar, Emanuel Custom Welding and Platte Valley Bank all have videos capturing the theft.

A block north, Red Brick Hair Chix salon had their back and front doors scared in an attempt to open up their doors to no avail. The Emanuel Welding tapes show the person, possibly a female, walking around behind their shop in the direction of Red Chix.

“I have posted it on Facebook and really believe we will find them with the help of social media,” Autumn Bourek said.

The Dodge County Sheriff Department is investigating the burglary. They have obtained video of a male party who is considered a suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary should contact Sgt. Dustin Weitzel at 402-727-2700.


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