A HAIRDRESSER whose car was stolen over the Bank Holiday weekend has been left devastated after thieves made away with thousands of pounds’ worth of her belongings.

Bobbie Sheeran, 24, was lying in bed in the early hours of Saturday May 1, unaware that professional criminals were making away with her black Nissan Juke - which she purchased less than six months ago in November.

When she got up in the morning to head to her work, at Absolutely Fabulous on Chorley Old Road, she realised her car was nowhere to be seen.

Inside the car was her purse, which contained around £300, as well as all her hairdressing equipment which she needs for work including straighteners, hair products, curlers and hairdryers.

The equipment was left inside the car as she was in between moving from one premises to another.

The car was broken into using a keyless device worth thousands of pounds, meaning that ‘this was a professional job’, according to Bobbie.

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Speaking to The Bolton News, Bobbie said: “They just don’t realise the consequences of their actions. They don’t think about me.

“A few people have messaged me on social media to say that they have seen the car driving around the Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and Breightmet areas so I am hopeful I will get it back.

“But these guys are literally professionals. They knew what they were doing.”

CCTV footage, according to Bobbie, shows two males with long hair, baseball caps and Covid face masks gaining entry into her vehicle.

She added: “We also went to our nearby Co-op on Chorley New Road to check out the CCTV there.

“They drove past there shortly after it was stolen.”

The car has a personalised number plate, and police have so far been unable to track it - possibly due to the fact that Bobbie’s insurance company is unaware of the change.

Greater Manchester now has the third highest rate in the country for keyless car thefts - behind only London and the West Midlands, according to data published by stolen vehicle recovery specialist Tracker.

The analysis also reports 93 per cent rise in keyless car thefts - the highest ever recorded increase in one year.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police using the crime reference number CRI/06K/0012105/21 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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