(GRIO) — Hair extension thieves have struck again, this time burglars smashed their way into a business on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
The thieves, thought to be looking for high-dollar Remy hair extensions, broke into Lexi’s Beauty Supply by shattering the window with a brick, according to Atlanta police. In a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the store’s owner Travis Tipton said the burglars got away with just $60 dollars of merchandise. ”They stole our cash register and an assortment of fake hair,” Tipton told the AJC.
Tipton, who opened the store just three weeks ago, said: “They were probably looking for the Remy hair, which was right there. They overlooked it and walked right back out.” The break-in is part of a recent trend of hair extension theft in Atlanta, with a spate of robberies at beauty supply stores since early summer. In recent months, at least seven beauty stores have been robbed.