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Hair raising Gardaí warn public not to buy stolen hair straighteners being flogged for cheap on Facebook

The faulty straighteners were robbed from a recycling centre after being disposed of

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Gardaí have warned the public not to buy stolen hair straighteners that are being flogged for cheap on Facebook.

Westmeath Garda Siochana shared the alert on their Facebook page, informing people in the Athlone vicinity to be wary of buying the goods.

Authorities say the straighteners were robbed from a recycling centre after being disposed of because they were found to be faulty.

The hair tools are a hazard that may cause injury.

It comes as many flock online to find bargains ahead of Christmas.

An image shared with their post showed eight unboxed, Alterego branded straighteners.

Folks, a warning for people in the Athlone area. There is a person selling Alterego hair straighteners for €10. These...

Posted by Garda Síochána Westmeath on Thursday, November 25, 2021

“Folks, a warning for people in the Athlone area. There is a person selling Alterego hair straighteners for €10.”

“These straighteners were taken from the recycling centre in Athlone. They were put out as they were found to be faulty and may cause injury.”

“Please do not buy or use these as they are a hazard. The matter is being investigated by Athlone Gardai.”

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