A surveillance footage has been released by authorities in which robbery suspects are seen getting away with thousands of dollars in human hair extensions at an Inland Empire salon last month.
The authorities hope that the public can identify the suspects who were involved in the robbery which took place at Baby Doll Luxury Hair in Montclair around 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, and it was caught on video.
The surveillance footage shows an employee allowing the men inside as she assumed they were customers. Unfortunately, one of them quickly throws her to the ground and ties her hands behind her back. The other two suspects are seen stealing cash and ripping the extensions off the rack and stuffing them in bags before they flee.
"They took about 80 pieces of hair, which we call bundles of hair. I believe a few closures and, or frontals as well, which are different types of hair pieces we sell," the owner said.
According to estimates, the suspects made away with around $8,000 worth of merchandise. The footage also shows the victim, with her hands still tied behind her back, trying to get to a phone to call police after the robbery had been conducted.
"Fortunately, she's doing OK. Yeah, she's not with Baby Doll right now," the owner said.
As if that was not enough, another break-in happened in the middle of the night on the same day. Luckily, no one was able to get inside.
"I don't know what's going on. I don't know if this is related to one another or if it's a group of individuals that's really trying to get this hair," the owner said.
The authorities and the store owners hope someone will recognize the suspects and provide more information on the robbery.
The store, identified as Baby Doll Luxury Hair, also has another location in Hawthorne that was robbed last year and the crime remains unsolved.