Police investigate theft of wigs made for cancer patients at BC Children's Hospital

Sep 12 2018, 4:53 am

An entire collection of wigs made for cancer patients at BC Children’s Hospital has been stolen after a break-in at a Vancouver wig shop.

According to Vancouver Police, the incident occurred on September 7, just after 3:30 am. Police were alerted about an intruder at Eva and Company Wigs, located at 950 West Broadway.



When authorities arrived, they discovered someone broke into the store and stole at least 150 wigs. The wigs were made from real human hair and are valued at approximately $2,500 each.

The suspect was described as dark-skinned, with long curly black hair. He was last seen walking away from the wig store carrying a large black garbage bag and wearing a denim or blue jacket.

“It’s possible that someone is in possession of one or more of these wigs, and that they don’t know they’re stolen or that they were meant for sick children,” said Sgt. Jason Robillard, of the VPD, in a statement. “We need people to do the right thing and come forward with information.”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about these stolen wigs is asked to call the VPD’s property crime investigators at 604-717-0610 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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