NEW DELHI—Posing as customers, the three men entered a little New Delhi workshop early one morning. Then one pulled out a gun, and the trio demanded the most valuable thing there: Hair.
They fled a half-hour later with 200 kilograms (500 pounds) of wigs and raw hair worth more than $20,000 (U.S.), police said Thursday.
“People think wigs are cheap but they cost a fortune to make,” Jahangir Hussain told The Indian Express newspaper after the robbery last Friday. He said he had borrowed more than $17,000 to buy hair last month from South Indian wholesalers.
“We breathe life into dead hair,” said Hussain, who proudly says his wigs can last a decade if they are cared for properly.