A KEIGHLEY salon which was broken into twice within a month has had to shut temporarily after it was raided yet again.

Revive and Rejuvenate hair and beauty salon was burgled for a third time at 1.10am on September 1, forcing owner Karen Elliott to close.

Mrs Elliott’s home, in another part of Keighley, had been targeted a few days before that and her garden furniture stolen.

Her business, in South Street, is due to re-open on September 18, but she said the attacks have taken their toll, adding she felt so-called “petty crimes” were not being prioritised.

“I’ve had to take some time away from the salon, as I couldn’t face being in work,” she said. “Emotionally I’m drained, but my love for the job is still there and I’m trying my upmost to stay strong.

“I’ve done a lot of thinking and had to consider whether to continue or just walk away. The expense to myself has been extreme. If it was to happen a fourth time my business would definitely fold, after I’ve worked so hard for six years to build it up. I can’t believe people can do such a thing to a person once, let alone three times.

“They seem to think it’s ok to take what they want from others. I’m a single parent and have worked extremely hard to build up my business and provide for my family. So why do these low-lifes think it’s acceptable to steal from me?”

Mrs Elliott’s salon was burgled on July 8, then again on August 1. Exactly one month after the second raid it was hit a third time.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said a 38-year-old Keighley man had been charged with attempted burglary in relation to the third incident, and was due to appear at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on September 21.

The spokesperson said officers were investigating the theft of garden furniture from outside Mrs Elliott’s Parkwood home.

Mrs Elliott said: “The police have been helpful but I feel they could have acted a lot quicker. There is a severe lack of resources. It shocked me that there wasn’t even a police car to attend and pick up crucial CCTV footage from me. Instead I had to go to them.

“There seems to be a lack of urgency and sense of priority for these so-called petty crimes. I don’t see this as petty. To me it’s just as important as all ‘major’ crimes as this is my livelihood.”

Inspector Khalid Khan, of Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We understand the impact burglaries, both residential and commercial, can have on victims and take all reports extremely seriously.”