Police hunt for man who exposed himself in March salon before going on stealing spree of town businesses
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A man is wanted by police after he exposed himself in a March salon before heading on a stealing spree in the town.
Officers were called to Jakki's Hair Studio on High Street this afternoon (May 24) after the man - believed to be between 20 and 30-years-old - indecently exposed himself.
An employee of the neighbouring Elegance salon - who was also approached by the man - said when they first saw him they "didn't expect anything weird".
They said: "We left the door open because it was hot, the man walked in and he was just asking for our postcode again and again.
"He came in with a newspaper in his hand and he had a cut on his nose. He tried to look around our salon which is when we told him he had to leave."
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The employee said that the man left without any issues before someone from Jakki's "ran in crying" and told them what had happened just moments ago.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police confirmed the man - seen wearing a white 'Polaroid' t-shirt, a baseball cap and jean shorts - had indecently exposed himself in the hair salon.
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They said: "We were called at about 1pm to reports of a man indecently exposing himself in a business in High Street, March.
"We believe the same man was responsible for a theft in a business in Fenland Walk.
"The man is described as having dark brown hair and a beard, and was wearing a white T-shirt with bright colours on the chest, trainers, a baseball cap and jean shorts."
Reports suggest the man headed from High Street, down Fenland Walk - where he stole from a business - and to Spoilt Rotten on Station Road where he stole a mobile phone.
Carly Chaffe of Tanique posted on social media: "Look out for this man. He robbed a salon down Station Road, went into Elegance and came into Tanique today.
"My seven-month-old daughter was also there and he tried to push open sunbed doors and enter [our] office.
"He [the man] was in a blue / black Mercedes-Benz 2007 plate car as a passenger. Keep eyes peeled for him."
The man is thought to have travelled from Warboys after targeting businesses there this morning.
The owner of Spoilt Rotten salon on Station Road said: "He came in with a newspaper, placed it on my desk and was asking me questions in a foreign accent.
"Without me realising he placed the newspaper over my phone and took it. I did not notice until he had gone.
"Optima March have had him come into the shop also, so he is clearly in and out of any shop/office he can."
The police spokesman added: "Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 217 of Friday, May 24. Always call 999 in an emergency."