Crime Stoppers: Hair thief

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Crooks will steal just about anything given the chance.

One woman used a pair of scissors as a weapon and a way to steal a thousand dollars' worth of hair pieces.

She appeared on video at Sally's Beauty Supply on South Tryon.  The establishment sells hair and makeup products.

Oddly, she looks to have come straight from a hair salon.

"She has a cap on her head and a towel around her that's more like somebody actually getting their hair done," said CMPD Detective Tori Roddey.

Maybe she needed a new hairdo, because she pulled out a pair of scissors and zeroed in on the expensive display.

"She walks up to the expensive hair pieces and starts cutting them off the rack."

At $85 apiece, Detective Roddey says she took at least 8 packs.

We don't see her cut down 8 packs of hair on surveillance, but an employee did.

"The employee watched her actually clip them.  She was able to use the scissors to pull away and get the packets that were securely placed."

Then came a threat.

"She gave the scissors a jerk, like you better back away.  And that's why it's armed robbery because scissors are considered a weapon."

Now here comes the strange part.

She walked back to the front desk and continues to talk on the phone.

Possibly she was signaling her getaway driver, because a few minutes later, she walked out and was last seen getting into a black VW Beetle with another woman driving.

Do you have any idea who this hair thief is?  Call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 and you could earn cash without revealing your identity.

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