Staff at a barber shop in Kings Langley have spoken out on the impact of crime on small businesses following a recent theft.
The bench outside Kings Langley Barber Shop in Waterside was stolen on September 18.
Clare Smith, who has owned the shop for six years, said the theft has had a serious impact.
She added: “When I realised it had gone, I felt annoyed. I know it’s a trivial thing, but it rocks the village a bit when there is crime around.
“People don’t realise how much money it costs for small businesses to keep replacing things when they are stolen.
“We don’t have a staffroom so we either eat our lunch in our cars or sit outside and enjoy the weather when it is nice.
“Sometimes, elderly customers or people who are not able-bodied sit on the bench too.”
The bench is described as black and metal with an open back that has leaves etched into it.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting ISR 317 of 18 September.
Photo credit: Kings Langley Barber Shop