A BOX containing a small amount of cash and paperwork was stolen from the Mojoa hair salon, in Priestgate, Darlington, between 12.40pm and 1.30pm on Thursday (January 23).

A Darlington police spokesman said: “The shop was open at the time however no staff or customers were on the shop floor at the time, the offender has taken this opportunity to sneak into the store taking the cash box before making off in an unknown direction.”

Officers are to examine CCTV footage and witnesses are asked to call PC Stew Walker, of Darlington priority crime team, on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.

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