Vancouver Police have recovered a portion of stolen wigs that made for cancer patients at BC Children’s Hospital.
The theft took place 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.
According to VPD, officers received a call at around 10 pm on Thursday night, informing them that a bag of wigs was found in a hotel hallway in the Downtown Eastside.
Police seized the bag and have confirmed a “portion” of the wigs were recovered.
“The person who located the bag of wigs immediately linked them to the media coverage about the theft and called 9-1-1,” said VPD Cst. Jason Doucette, in a release. “Although we’ve recovered a portion of the wigs, the investigation remains a priority. We would like to get the remainder of the property back and make an arrest in this case.”
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
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.
Anyone with information about the suspect, or the location of the rest of the stolen wigs, is asked to call VPD Property Crime investigators at 604-717-0610 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.