Thieves Take $30k in Hair Extensions

ATLANTA (WAOK) – It is all the rage today for movie stars, singers, athletes and moms who want to look their best.  It is hair weave and it apparently is one of the hottest items to steal. Robbers targeting expensive hair extensions pulled a smash-and-grab early this morning at a southwest Atlanta beauty supply store.

Lucien Poko, manager at the Beauty Master store at 3031 Headland Drive SW near Greenbriar Parkway told Atlanta police four burglars were driving a black Chevrolet Suburban when they smashed the two front doors of the shop with a rock and went directly to the display of Remi hair extensions.

 Poko said the robbers took dozens of hair extension packages, worth about $30,000.

 Some of the most expensive hair weaves can cost around $200 a package, but hair extensions have been revealed to be sold out of car trunks for as little as $25.

This is the second smash and garb style robbery for hair extensions in the past few weeks in the Atlanta area. Last month, thieves rammed a car through the front door of a Clayton County beauty supply store, then made off with an estimated $10,000 in hair extensions.

Hair weave thefts have also been reported in other cities. According to the New York Times, last month thieves targeting extensions stole $150,000 in hair from a Houston salon, $90,000 in extensions from a beauty supply store in Chicago and $85,000 in hair from a store in Missouri City, Texas. Thefts of hair weave have also been reported in San Diego, San Leandro, Calif., and Dearborn, Mich.

Beauty experts say Halle Berry, Kim Kardasian, Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton all use hair extensions.

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One Comment

  1. Sisley says:

    Oh how telling WAOK decides to show a picture of two white women who happen to use fake hair on occasion but they could not locate a picture of a black woman?

    The millions of black women who place Asian hair in their healthy heads of hair are making Koreans and whites uber wealthy. I am not speaking to black women dealing with a chronic illness that results in hair loss, chemo patients, those suffering with alopecia , movie stars, pop stars who perform frequently or stage actresses.

    Some of the weaves in Atlanta look like filthy rats’ nests. At least if you are going to wear ASIAN HAIR at least have the decency to wash and maintain the upkeep. Many not all black women are simply showing their inferiority complex by wearing weaves when they have a HEALTHY HAIR!

    Please do not bother with “Oh but white girls wear extensions/weaves so why can’t I?” “Well white women get tans or lip/butt injections they are trying to be black.” Deep down inside we all know that is BS. No white woman in her right mind wants to be black in a white racist society.


    1. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

      “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” ~ H. L. Mencken —

      1. Wayne says:

        H.L. Mencken was a racist too Fake Fanny Phony. The greed of money doesn’t trump what is morally and ethically correct.

    2. sean patriot says:

      I agree, right on.

    3. Allison Tanner says:

      you darling, are extremely ignorant. PEACE !

  2. Sarah says:

    When you have a head full of hair, I could never understand why black people will pay so much money to put something into your heads, that could potentially pull out your own hair if not sewn in or glued in properly…Black people and our need to copy everyone else, when these people are trying to be more like us…What will it take for us to put down the bleaching creams, colored contacts, and perms? You’ll are putting a product with lye in it to get your hair to tell you a lie what is wrong with this picture?

    1. mary brown says:

      @ Sarah……What picture????? If it was not relaxers, it would be the all mighty straightening comb. Have you forgot??????? Being in the Beauty Supply business, I have seen it all!!!!!! Using lye products is nothing new for Blacks – have you looked at the movies from the 50’s – 70’s and BLACK MEN used lye to straighten their hair. Stop low rating BLACK WOMEN – it’s the trend for this era…….the whites are just getting on board……….there is no reversal of roles – women just simply want to look beautiful – and their are many, many choices – weave or not weave!

      1. Sarah says:

        I never specifically any gender in my comment…If men and women want to walk around looking a lie to themselves and call it looking good, that’s on you…I spoke of ALL black people using a lye to tell another lie to themselves…Whether it’s a straightening iron or chemicals to alter our hair texture, we’re still trying to impersonate the European…Don’t you think they know when they look at us and see what we’re doing from the hair dyes to the straightening of our hair, that we’re trying to be European like them and hate ourselves? Please try that with someone else…One of these days blacks and all non-whites will wake the hell up and put all the fake hair sellers who call it selling “beauty” out of business…

      2. longhairwithoutextensions says:

        You have no brains. Seriously. No one is trying to look like the Europeans, unless you NOT shave your underams for about 6 months. And, they don’t whiten their teeth. So, yes, you are correct if an American female looks like a gorilla when she waves and has discolored teeth, then she is trying to look European. I’m not saying ALL Europeans look like this, of course, but Americans have beauty practices that no one else in the world can compete with. Educate yourself.

      3. just sayin' says:

        lol. I don’t know. I’m American and I’ve seen some pretty gross looking Americans. Not everyone practices good hygiene. Being American doesn’t necessarily mean you’re clean. lol. I mean, I practice good hygiene, and you may too, but come on, you know you’ve seen some dirty smelly people in this country.

      4. Pia says:

        Africans and Indians don’t use deodorant.

      5. Troll Hater says:

        Your moma don’t where it either!!!!!

      6. Tonya says:

        Just say no to drugs “longhairwithoutextensions”. Get some help the drugs are destroying your brain.

      7. Kwame says:

        Mary nothing wrong with women wanting to be beautiful. Funny how many clueless black men and women choose “beauty” that is usually representative of European features and traits. Sarah is not “low rating” black women. She is stating facts.

        I agree it is just another trend in which the slave mentality of black people is profiting everyone except the black community. Now go sport your Korean hair weave to your children. Show them how mommy loves Korean culture.

    2. Blah Blah says:

      @ Sarah…SHUTUP. It is always someone who has to comment about some garbage. To each their own, do what you want to your OWN head.

  3. Curtis says:




    1. Evan Hicks says:

      Yeah he do. yours.

      1. Janice says:

        ^^^ Evan is an angry bitter hateful troll. Grow up loser.

    2. Kim Bailey says:


  4. mary brown says:

    @ Sarah and Kwame………..”IT IS WHAT IT IS” and the more things change, the more they stay the same…….

  5. John Cowan says:

    The amazing thing here is not that $30,000 worth of hair extensions were stolen, it’s that $30,000 worth of hair extensions exist.

    1. longhairwithoutextensions says:


  6. Bottom Feeder says:

    This article reads like it was written by a third grader and one could take away that Kelly Osborne & JaLo my be behind these crash and grab events

  7. The Real Deal says:

    Why can’t ALL you women just be ‘natural’ and who you actually are? With all of the caked on make-up, the hair coloring – bleached blonde bimbo anyone? – the hair weaves and the rest of the cover up garbage, it’s like you are hanging around with something that just popped off of the assembly line. It is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!! Ladies just be yourselves. Stop trying to be someone or something that you ARE NOT! Stop the damn covering up and disguising. I would much rather be with the real thing than the hideous freak shows that so many of you insist on turning yourselves into. It really is sad that you put so much effort into turning yourselves into something you are not.

    1. shureice says:

      it’s just a litle bit different for us women. look at famous women, and look at famous men. A man can be successful fat, and ugly. Look at biggie smalls, ozzie ozzburn- how many fat ugly successful women do you see on tv, in politics or ANYWHERE for that matter. GTFOH! ITS HARD BEING AN UGLY WOMAN! No one wants to date you, no one wants to be seen with you, and no one wants to hire you. If I was an ugly ass man, people would NOT blink twice when hiring me. lmao.

      1. shureice says:

        NOT knocking what you said- you have an amazing point but at the same time pls do not trivialize the importance of appearance.

      2. Bob Saget says:

        It’s hard being an overly-attractive male. I have to dress DOWN to go out, just so I can fit in with all the ugly people around. People only hire me because I’m easy on the eyes, but they fail to see my sometimes excellent personality. You think you have it hard, ugly woman… try being a bodaciously hot male.

      3. Vanessa says:

        Don’t forget that ugly ass Donald Trump, football player Eric Williams, Rupert Murdoch, Anthony Weiner, Micheal Bloomberg, Les Mooves, Bernie Ecclestone just to name a few.

        The Real Deal also fails to mention that most black men lust after black women who are biracial or light in complexion with white type features like Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Alicia Keyes types…

  8. cpreston says:

    unbelievable what people steal.!

  9. cactus02 says:

    wheel hair extension rack into secured room off hours. If you have 50,000 to 100.000 dollars on one rack you would be ceazy not to be able to lock it up .

  10. Hank Warren says:

    Diversity, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  11. Chris says:

    Only in the ATL. Just one of the fine citizens of ATL.

    1. TWIl says:

      Keep reading
      Chris looks like this has happened in many more cities than the ATL.

    2. ashly says:

      tht happens everywhere. i live in cali and it happened out here a few times

  12. Chicago Nick says:

    You wanna really feel worse go over to the New York Post this morning, you’d think it was the Fallujah Times after the Marines cleaned that hole out a couple years ago in Iraq, I shiite you not.

    It’s like there’s just no way this can be turned around at this point.😦

  13. For once, it would be nice to see reporting about something important. Like Matt Ryan’s plans during the lockout. Or if Chipper Jones is planning to name his next child Citi

  14. Flowbee Jim Kovac says:

    In Atlanta, they start slappin in the sodium hydroxide when the little girls are 5, 6 years old. No wonder they need Asian hair when their 20. Tight braids and caustic soda equal bald sisters.

    1. Wanda says:

      Lorraine Jacques White has a hair weave. Not sure if her fake hair is East Indian or East Asian hair.

  15. shaqnequa says:

    It was probably white people trying to make blacks look bad

  16. Wax Noo says:

    Oh wow, not a bad score at all! Ebay & Craigslist I bet lol

  17. PickMoCotton says:

    Oh Man, These comments are Hilarious. Who cares about the looks and blacks this and whites that and Korean nails this. Find and arrest, prosecute the criminals who steal from those Businesses!

  18. Fishsnot says:

    Why is the Kardashian Pig in the photo?

    1. Grape Ape says:

      A family of dune coon niqqer diggers, but they promote the beanie boys’ agenda, so they’re famous.

  19. moco max says:


  20. Stephanie says:

    “This is the second smash and garb style robbery for hair extensions in the past few weeks in the Atlanta area.” Smash and garb job??? Must be embarrassing to have a typo on your online article for all to see.

  21. Christine M says:

    check the white house………

  22. Trollhater says:

    Pia, your mama doesn’t where it either!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. jessica says:

    im NOT trying to say it is ok to steal, but as a person who gets weaves its so freakn expensive! i drop at LEAST 500 for the hair and to get it done. & i like getting it done every 3 months

  24. sungoddess says:

    “…smash and garb style robbery”


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