Police are investigating after thousands of dollars’ worth of wigs were stolen from a hair salon in Vancouver’s South Cambie neighbourhood.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) said that two male suspects broke into JO Hair Salon, located at 3017 Cambie Street near City Centre Mall.
On June 3, the two suspects reportedly stole more than $45,000 of wigs, hair toppers, and hair extensions.
“Investigators believe the thieves targeted this particular store to specifically steal the wigs and hair extensions,” said Constable Tania Visintin, a spokesperson for the VPD.
Visintin adds that the wigs are “not only cosmetic” but are for “those who, for medical reasons, can’t grow hair.”
“For that reason alone, a crime like this is very distressing.”
One suspect is described as having a slim build and wore a dark hoody, dark pants, and black Nike shoes. The other suspect is described as having a medium build and wore a light-coloured hoody, dark-coloured pants and shoes, and two-toned gloves.
Surveillance footage shared by the salon and the VPD also shows the suspects breaking the glass door of the salon and leaving in a white, older model van.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD’s Property Crime Unit at 604-717-2773 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.