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Posted on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 1:09 p.m.

Intruders cut hole in roof to steal hair weaves from Ypsilanti Township beauty store

By Kyle Feldscher

Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a break-in Sunday morning at a beauty shop in Ypsilanti Township where intruders made off with an unknown amount of hair weaves.

Spokesman Derrick Jackson said deputies were dispatched at 2 a.m. Sunday to New Image Beauty Supply, 2098 Whittaker Road, and discovered the business had been broken into. Investigators determined the intruders had cut a hole in the roof to enter the store, Jackson said.

Jackson said the owner of the store reported an unknown amount of hair weaves had been stolen from the store. The investigation into the break-in is ongoing and more items may be reported stolen after the owner does a full inventory of the store, Jackson said.

Jackson said there is no dollar amount available for the stolen hair weaves right now. He said certain kinds of weaves may be expensive and some are rare, but he wasn’t sure if any of those were among the ones stolen.

There have been no arrests in the case and deputies are still looking for suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 734-973-7711 or 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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Ron Granger

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 3:20 p.m.

How long until we see a story of someone trying to rip a weave off a head because they thought it was stolen... If you haven't watched Chris Rock's comedy documentary on Hair culture, check it out. Weird stuff.


Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 12:22 a.m.

OMG, that is where I go to buy all my beauty supplies. ( I don't do weaves, but certainly buy many items there) I dis-like the area due to the go around, or whatever you call it. Nobody reads the signs or just plain don't yield. Officers could probably write 20 tickets an hour if they had time to watch the area. (by the way, the store employees are very nice and the store is very clean and neat).

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 8:09 p.m.

looks like the ms paint bandit is back. is that supposed to be a road or a shadow painted in the map?


Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 2:53 p.m.

It's some sort of secret intel. Need to know only!

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 8:12 p.m.

I believe it is a shadow. But, I think Google would be a better source for that information.

Bill Wilson

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 7:54 p.m.

Clipped that joint good, eh?


Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 6:54 p.m.

ROTF! Nice to see we are progressing very fast from scrap steel to hair weaves. Based on the geometric progression, where will the next stop be?


Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 6:39 p.m.

Copper, metal sewer grates, fence posts, and now hair weaves. Will it ever stop?


Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 6:28 p.m.

It's getting hairy out in Ypsi Twp.


Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 6:26 p.m.