HUMAN YAKI: The Hair Weave Bandits Tearin Up Houston

October 5, 2015

First the baby food bandits, now this?  This recession is going to slowly kill us all.

Just the other day I posted an article on taking back the black beauty supply business from the Koreans; how starting your own beauty supply store business was big money even during a recession; and respectable resources on how it could be done (check it out).  Never did I think that people were coming up with their own ideas on how to make the dream come true fast and easy.

Apparently a group of hair and beauty supply store owners is asking the Houston Police Department to help them fight an unusual burglary trend. Those store owners say they're being robbed of their hair weaves.

FOX 26 news has learned at least 7 stores have been hit over the last few months. The burglaries have mainly targeted businesses in north Houston.

Matt Yi, who owns a hair and beauty supply store, says the thieves are going after saga. Yi says it's one of the most popular hair weaves on the market in Houston. HPD is investigating the case but store owners say they'd like to see the department do more.

Some owners have beefed up their private security to keep the criminals out. Yi says his colleagues have raised more than $5,000 to offer a reward through Crime Stoppers.

Saga hair extensions go for about $40 to $100 a bag in the store. Yi says his customers in north Houston say they can buy the hair on the streets for as little as $25.