A hair salon became the latest Chislehurst business to be targeted this morning after a "large older man" smashed his way in with a hammer.

Briggs & Co was burgled at 4.45am (September 21) and a man wearing a baseball cap and scarf helped himself to the till containing no more than £35 in change.

The furious owner of the salon, Natasha Briggs, told News Shopper: "It’s ridiculous. This is happening twice a week."

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Frustration is brewing among Chislehurst traders as an ongoing campaign for Bromley Council to install CCTV on the high street remains fruitless.

Alison Stammers, Chairwoman of the Chislehurst Town Team, told News Shopper today: "It is really sad that Chislehurst is seeing this.

"I’m still actively working with LBB to get CCTV and incidents like this strengthen my resolve and sadly helps to make the case."

Bromley Council remained tight lipped when we approached them for a comment regarding CCTV last month.

Natasha said the man who burgled her salon was "definitely a professional" and was surprised that he was not deterred by her nine cameras.

She contacted police earlier but no officer has yet been to visit the shop, which remains open.

"You wouldn’t seen a policemen walking down this high street," she said. "I have nine cameras here because there is nothing out there to support us."

Natasha added that she was "totally for" high street CCTV to increase the chances of burglars being caught and held accountable.

Her CCTV footage of the burglary is "crystal clear" and she hopes it will enough for police to track down the man responsible.

The break-in earlier destroyed her wires and the salon can no longer accept card payments.

News Shopper reported in April how Annabel’s Too was burgled hours after its opening day.

We also reported last month how the owner of Gloss, a nail salon, was left "gutted" after her business was exploited.

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Back in April Councillor Kate Lymer said: "Whilst the council already continues to invest significant sums in CCTV across the borough and is broadly supportive of the principles of CCTV, it must be remembered that CCTV does not simply stop crime and nor does it necessarily capture the incident in question."