'Stupid' Kettering salon burglar jailed

He targeted four businesses in one morning but was caught on CCTV

Friday, 7th February 2020, 6:00 am

A 'stupid' burglar has been jailed after ransacking four Kettering salons in one morning.

Musa Dukureh-Dukuray, 24, had only just been given a suspended sentence when he smashed his way into the businesses in the early hours of November 25.

The owner one of the businesses, Rosi Labrum, had only just returned to work after battling cancer when she received a call to say Upmarket Nails & Beauty in Market Street had been raided.

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Musa Dukureh-Dukuray and the door he smashed.

She said: "I was completely in shock. It was my first week back at work after coming back from breast cancer.

"To be greeted by glass everywhere and mess and devastation was not what I needed in my recovery."

Dukureh-Dukuray, of no fixed address, smashed a glass door to get in before going through items looking for cash. The till was open and no money was left inside.

He even went rifling through items collected for a local food bank but was caught almost posing on clear CCTV over one hour and 45 minutes.

Rosi said in the end he made off with a laptop after he was 'stupid' and ignored their products.

It was the fourth time Upmarket Nails & Beauty had been burgled in five years but the first time they have seen justice.

The incident left Rosi about £500 out of pocket and earned Dukureh-Dukuray a spell in prison.

The same night he attempted to break into Bellissimo Beauty in The Yards, broke into Elisa's Hair Salon in Market Street and stole £60 and broke into Nana's Hair Salon and stole a laptop and £450 in cash.

Last month magistrates handed him six weeks in prison for each burglary - a sentence Rosi described as 'a farce'.

But she said: "Nobody was hurt. We have to keep remembering it could have been a lot worse."

Dukureh-Dukuray had previously denied his crimes before changing his plea to guilty at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.

Just a week before the raids he had been given a 20-week suspended sentence after he was convicted of burgling St Andrew's Church in Lindsay Street with intent to steal and possession of cannabis.

Magistrates activated his suspended sentence and added an extra two weeks for criminal damage and possession of cannabis to his burglary sentences - making a total of 46 weeks in prison.

Dukureh-Dukuray was told he must pay compensation of £200 to Upmarket Nails & Beauty, £60 to Elisa's Hair Salon and £650 to Nana's Hair Salon.