Police believe that four minors, with one suspect possibly being younger than 10, are responsible for an armed robbery of a North Miami Beach beauty supply store that resulted in the loss of $5,000 worth of hair extensions.
The incident went down Saturday around 6 p.m. at Discount Beauty Supply in a strip mall at 1601 NE 163rd street. The kids snuck into the back room of the store and stashed boxes of hair extensions in their backpacks.
An employee confronted them, and one of the suspects allegedly pulled a gun from underneath his shirt. The group then fled on foot with weaves thoroughly snatched.
Witnesses say the suspects all looked like minors and identified them as four African-American boys and one girl.
Anyone with information is asked to call the North Miami Beach Police Department at 305-949-5500 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Which is to say if you see a child suddenly in the business of selling stacks of weaves, you might want to inform police.
No word on what type of extensions were stolen, but from the price tag, it's a good bet they're real human hair. That ain't cheap.