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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thieves Stealing Women’s Hair At Gunpoint

Venezuela – Police in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo are hunting a gang of thieves who have been targeting woman to steal their hair.

According to news site Globovision, the robbers, known as “piranhas”, are responsible for a spate of hair robberies in the South American community, believed to have been triggered by the growing demand for human hair extensions.

They are said to hunt for long-haired victims at shopping malls before using often violent means to get the hair.

Many victims have been held by gunpoint and forced to tie their hair into a ponytail in order to cut it off.

The hair is later sold to beauty salons to be used for extensions. Full Article

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