Thieves Pull off a "Mission Impossible" Style Heist to Steal $230,000 Worth of Hair Extensions
Don Shin, who owns 35th Street Beauty Supply, talks about the $230,000 worth of hair extensions stolen from his shop overnight. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune / July 7, 2012)
Usually when you think about a heist this elaborate, you picture professional thieves breaking into a bank or an art museum or something. You DON'T expect this. Around 2:00 A.M. Saturday, three highly-skilled thieves in Chicago pulled off a "Mission Impossible" style heist to steal . . . HAIR EXTENSIONS. And not just any hair extensions. $230,000 worth of hair extensions.
The thieves broke into an empty store that was next door to the beauty supply shop they were targeting, called 35th Street Beauty Supply. They broke through the wall, then carefully crawled through the beauty supply store to avoid its LASER MOTION DETECTORS. Then they filled six duffel bags with the store's most valuable hair extensions. The store owner says the thieves, "knew what they were doing" since they only stole his best stuff, made from real hair. The police are still searching for the thieves.