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Last Updated: Friday, 16 March 2007, 12:44 GMT
City combed for hairdressing gang

By Nuala McCann
News Online Website

The city of Dublin is being combed by Irish police for a gang of thieves who decided to go straight.

The gang left detectives scratching their heads after they got away with 4,000 sets of hair straighteners on Friday.

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The haul, worth 450,000 euro, was taken from a business premises at Rosemount industrial estate in Dublin 15 in the early hours of the morning.

Thieves used a forklift truck to get into a warehouse building.

They loaded 11 pallet loads of the electronic hair styling tools - each worth about 150 euro - on to a lorry.

The straighteners are packaged in brown and gold rectangular cardboard boxes, covered with a brown and gold cardboard sleeve.

Dubliners have been warned to beware of people offering the straighteners for sale at a snip.

It is a whole new style of robbery... detectives are on the look out for someone who has recently "gone straight".

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