Armed wig thieves steal 500 pounds of locks from workshop

This heist got really hairy.

A trio of thieves posing as customers walked into a workshop in India and looted 500 pounds of wigs and raw hair.

When the crooks entered the New Delhi shop, one of them pulled out a gun and they demanded the store owner hand over the valuable locks.

“People think wigs are cheap but they cost a fortune to make,” wig-maker Jahangir Hussain told The Indian Express newspaper after the robbery last week.

Hussain said that he had borrowed man than $17,000 to buy the hair last month from South Indian wholesalers.

“We breathe life into dead hair,” Hussain said, adding that his wigs are durable and can last up to 10 years if they are properly cared for.

India’s hair business is a booming industry, bringing in more than $300 million per year.

A majority of the hair is collected at Hindu temples in South India, where devotees have their heads shaved as a form of religious sacrifice.

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