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Arlington barber shop burglarized left with thousands of dollars worth of damage

ARLINGTON, Fla. — Police are investigating after an Arlington barbershop was burglarized and left with thousands of dollars worth of damage.

It happened sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and the owner, Lisa Scott, said nearly everything was taken.

The people responsible cut the alarm wires first and then were able to get away with thousands of dollars worth of supplies.

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Scott said Flip Mode barbershop has been inside the Lake Lucina plaza for almost seven years and she was devastated by the damage.

“This shop actually prides itself on giving the community something that they can enjoy especially being in the greater Arlington area,” Scott said.

Scott said when her manager tried to open for business on Wednesday she noticed someone had broken in.

“Once the cops came through they were like, yeah, they got you and they flooded the whole front part of the shop,” Scott said.

She said thieves stole two 60-inch TV’s, along with all of the supplies the barbers use to cut hair.

While inside the barbershop, the thieves even tried to break inside the neighboring business.

“We noticed a big gaping hole in the back they went next-door trying to get into the cash checking place,” Scott said.

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Scott said this burglary threatened her livelihood and the livelihoods of those who work for her.

“I definitely feel violated. We’re constantly trying to build as a team and we’re constantly trying to take ourselves to the next level and you just snatch that all away,” Scott said.

The business was forced to close Wednesday but it will reopen Thursday. Scott said thanks to the communitiy's generosity and donation of supplies they are able to service their clients until their regular supplies are replaced.

Police are still investigating to find out who’s responsible.

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