New Delhi robbers escape with a valuable commodity in India: 500 pounds of hair

August 2, 2018 12:53 PM

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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.

Source: thestar.com

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