Thieves cut through future police office to steal $36K in weaves

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Thieves cut through police substation to get to hair weave store

Thieves were so eager to steal hair weaves, they broke into a future Atlanta police office and cut through a wall to do it early Thursday.

“This is going to be an office for detectives,” Sgt. Greg Lyon said. “Whoever broke into this office probably didn’t realize it belonged to us.”

That’s because the Martin Luther King Drive office is still being renovated for Zone 1 investigators, and there’s nothing showing it belongs to Atlanta police, Lyon said.

In the early morning hours Thursday, thieves broke into the future police office, then knocked a hole in the wall to enter a neighboring beauty supply shop, according to police. The thieves then helped themselves to about $36,000 worth of hair weaves from Beauty Depot, Lyon said.

Store owners told Channel 2 Action News it’s the second time the shop has been hit. It was not known Thursday whether the theft was related to dozens of other hair weave heists in the metro area in recent years.

The latest thefts remain under investigation.