This was Conyers' first official encounter with the weave thievery that has plagued beauty supply outlets throughout metro Atlanta. The fact that the product is valuable and untraceable makes it a lucrative and low-risk crime, Dunn said.
Thieves have taken note of the same thing.
In metro Atlanta, a series of smash-and-grab robberies that began in the spring at local beauty supply stores has resulted in thousands of dollars worth of hair being stolen, the AJC reported in September. Similar thefts occurred in Chicago, Houston, San Diego and other cities where the take has ranged from $10,000 to $150,000 worth of hair per heist.