GHDs stolen from Blackpool town centre salon in 18-second smash-and-grab raid

The raiders stole hundreds of pounds worth of GHDs in a raid that lasted just 18 seconds yesterday morning (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)
The raiders stole hundreds of pounds worth of GHDs in a raid that lasted just 18 seconds yesterday morning (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

Thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of GHD hair straighteners in a night-time raid that lasted just 18 seconds.

Ethan Hull Salon, in Topping Street, Blackpool, shared CCTV footage of the break-in, which is thought to have happened shortly before 4am yesterday, on Facebook.

One of the raiders stands on the street as lookout, while the other prepares to hit the salon's glass front door with what looks like a hockey stick (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

One of the raiders stands on the street as lookout, while the other prepares to hit the salon's glass front door with what looks like a hockey stick (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

The clip shows two hooded figures stood outside the shop before one hits the glass front door with what looks like a hockey stick.

After bursting through the shattered glass, the raiders grab boxes from shelving in the window before running back outside.

They then sprint towards Church Street and out of shot - and are now being hunted by police.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said the burglary was called in at 5.45am, with five sets of straighteners and a hairdryer reported stolen.

The door was shattered with a single hit, with the pair rushing through the shattered glass and into the salon (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

The door was shattered with a single hit, with the pair rushing through the shattered glass and into the salon (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

GHD hair straighteners are priced from around £100.

The footage has been viewed almost 9,000 times, and has been shared almost 270 times, with the salon urging people being offered "cheap GHDs" to call 01253 293293.

One user, Angela Greener, wrote: "I felt so sorry for you when I turned up this morning and saw what had happened. I hope you're ok and I really, really hope these s***** get caught."

Another, Lisa Withers, added: "Absolute scum bags! So sorry you've been targeted."

They then run over to shelving in the window and grab armfuls of small boxes thought to contain GHDs (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

They then run over to shelving in the window and grab armfuls of small boxes thought to contain GHDs (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

Ethan Hull has been contacted for a comment.

After grabbing their loot, the pair run back out towards where they came in (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

After grabbing their loot, the pair run back out towards where they came in (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

The raiders run off towards Church Street, less than 20 seconds after breaking in (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

The raiders run off towards Church Street, less than 20 seconds after breaking in (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)