Sharon Hyde’s 20-year-old gold scissors were among items taken from her silver Vauxhall Corsa after thieves smashed the car’s window to gain entry.
The 44-year-old mum-of-three says she has now had to spend £400 to replace the hairdressing equipment and to repair her car.
“I’m not frightened but it has made me feel vulnerable,” said the Redcar hairdresser.
“Nothing like this has eve happened to me before but it has made me feel like I want to move home.”
Sharon, who runs Hyde’s Hair mobile salon, had parked her car outside her home on Station Road when it was broken into some time overnight on Sunday, January 19, into Monday, January 20.
As well as the set of gold thinning scissors, standard scissors with pink jewels on the blades were taken from her car.
A pair of Wahl grooming clippers were also stolen.
The following morning Sharon, who has been hairdressing since she was 16, was notified about the break-in.
“A woman knocked on my door at about 6.40am on her way to work,” said the single mum.
“When she told me I just thought “Oh no”.
“They had been through my glovebox but my black hairdresser’s bag was under the front seat and they have taken that.
“I don’t usually leave stuff in the car but I had been busy and had left it in there.”
“What I am gutted about is the thinning scissors - I have had them for about 20 years,” said Sharon, who moved from Wakefield to the area 18 months ago, added. “You get used to working with them - it is like a chef with knives.
“I would love to be reunited with them.
“I have spent a small fortunate buying new equipment - money I could have done without spending - but it would be great if anyone who has been offered the items for sale came forward.”
Anyone who may have been offered these items for sale or who has other information is asked to contact PC John Dodsworth on 101.
You can also pass on information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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