Over $6,000 in Wigs Stolen from Kingston Shop
A pair of brazen thieves walked into a Kingston Avenue hair salon and stole over $6,000 worth of wigs, but before leaving they asked for a business card.
The incident occurred on Monday at around 6:30pm at Scissor Palace on Kingston Avenue between Crown and Carroll Street. The theft was not discovered until two hours later.
Surveillance video later revealed two Black women in their 30’s walking into the store.
The store owner was busy in the back washing a wig and was not paying attention, while another employee was walking back and forth while helping her.
The thieving duo took advantage and immediately walked over to a wall showcase of new wigs. Upon close inspection of the surveillance video they were spotted stuffing 4 wigs into a purse and into one of their shirts, they then make a hasty exit, but not before asking one of the workers for a business card.
Each of the wigs was valued at approximately $1,500.
Once the theft was discovered the storeowner called the police and made a police report. Detective Corion was assigned to the case and said that there have a number of reports, across the five boroughs, of a pair of women stealing wigs. The detective asked that the video be circulated and if anyone recognizes the thieves to call the 71st precinct detective squad at (718) 735-0501.