4
| Crime |

Armed Children Snatch $5,000 Worth of Hair Extensions From North Miami Beach Store

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

This may be the oddest weave snatching in the storied history of weave snatchings. All the weave snatchings on The Real Housewives, Bad Girls Club, and RuPaul's Drag Race combined probably don't even add up to the total bizarreness and monetary value of this tale. 

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. 

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.