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Rash of smash-and-grab break-ins reported by Biltmore Station businesses

Small pieces of glass on the brick outside are a stark reminder of where a large object went flying into Ravin Salon, behind Biltmore Station. Merchandise was scattered everywhere, drawers open and rifled through and expensive shears and other styling equipment gone. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

"The glass just broke out of the front door, a big rock through the glass, shattered everywhere," Kelli Clay, owner of Ravin Salon, said.

Small pieces of glass on the brick outside are a stark reminder of where a large object went flying into Ravin Salon, behind Biltmore Station. Merchandise was scattered everywhere, drawers open and rifled through and expensive shears and other styling equipment gone.

"How do you do business around here and try to be a small business owner and then something like this," Clay said. "The girls can't even work because they don't have their things to work with today."

Ravin Salon isn't the only business dealing with the aftermath of a smash-and-grab. Since September, five Biltmore Station businesses have been hit -- three of them twice -- for a total of eight break-ins.

The same crude method -- a large concrete paving stone -- was used to gain entry.

Monday, Marci Davis tallied up the damage at Ravin Salon -- almost $3,000 for tools, another $9,000 worth of product (all of it the Unite brand, which is sold exclusively locally to Ravin Salon).

Unite products could help break the case. If someone spots a significant amount of the product for sale online or at a flea market and reports it, it could be an important clue.

“There's no way for, like, an average person to buy a wholesale amount. It would have to come from a salon directly," Davis said.

The normal stylist-client chatter was a different today, mostly talk about the break-in and always the chance it won't be the last.

"I have had more people contact me about this," Clay said. "I hope this doesn't happen again. Since it's happened to several other businesses more than once around here, now, we're scared, scared."

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