Weird Thefts: 5 Frequently Stolen Items You Wouldn’t Expect

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hair185 Weird Thefts: 5 Frequently Stolen Items You Wouldn't ExpectYou might not think of hair as a hot commodity, but that’s exactly what it is … and that’s exactly why thieves are snatching it up.

Recently, The Telegraph reported that a group of Venezuelan thieves called “The Pirahnas” have actually been holding women at gunpoint, telling them to put their hair into a ponytail, then removing it with a razor before taking off.

And here in the states, robbers have a different tactic: Hit up beauty supply stores, which often have lots of high-priced natural hair extensions on their shelves. According to The Chicago Tribune, a beauty supply store was robbed of nearly $230,000 worth of hair extensions last July.

And before that, other Chicago-based burglars snatched $80,000 from a nearby beauty store, while cities like Philadelphia and Houston have faced similar heists.

Maybe we should stop saying “hold onto your hats” and tell people “hold onto your hair” instead.


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