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Community rallies to support burglarized Phoenix barbershop

Posted at 10:19 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 12:18:59-04

A Phoenix community is rallying to help support a local barbershop after it was burglarized over the weekend.

Inside Cutties Barber Shop off 17th Street and Southern Avenue, the feeling of family cuts through the air. 

"A lot of our people we've had, they follow us, so we've not just had them as little kids, high school, now they got their own kids, they coming back, that's the greatest part of it, I see the generations," said Owner Jason Holloway.  

But on Sunday, the bustling barber shop was put at a standstill.  

"It hurts because somebody doesn't want nothing but a couple dollars out of what you try and make a business," said Holloway.  

He says thieves kicked in his back door, ripping TVs off walls, rummaging through workstations and it's the fourth time they've been hit. 

"When I saw it, I broke down, it was tough," said Co-Owner Averien Turner. 

For Turner, it was the more than six thousand dollars in clippers and other equipment that left the shop closed Sunday and them wondering what to do next.

"They do a lot of good for the community, giving back, backpack drives, free haircuts for the children going back to school," said customer Joshua Muhammad. 

So when their time of need came, so did that same community.

"The phone was ringing off the hook, we kept having to put it on the charger cause it kept going dead," said Turner. 

Donations have since poured in. A local business owner installing a new security door. 

"PCI security, he came through, he donated a security system," said Turner. 

The owners are now left in awe and inspired by the show of kindness. 

"I just appreciate everybody that even knocked on the door, that just wanted to ask we need help cleaning up, those are the people that count the most," said Holloway. 

The shop is only halfway to their donation goal. If you'd like to help click here