An attempt was made to break into a hair salon in Kildare town during the early hours of Saturday morning - prompting the owner to warn other business owners.
The glass door on the popular Hairbelle salon on Melitta Road was damaged during the incident.
Owner Tracy Kenny O'Shea said: "My salon was broken into at 1.40am on Saturday morning.
"They broke the door glass with a rock. Thank God the alarm went off."
Tracy said that CCTV footage showed four young men and a young woman run away from the scene.
She notified local gardaí about the incident.
She added: "Please let other businesses be aware."
The popular hair salon, which opened 18 months ago, has a large client base.
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