$30K-$80K in wigs, many meant for cancer patients, stolen from Vancouver shop

A Vancouver wig shop is reeling after someone broke in on Sunday and made off with tens of thousands of dollars worth of hair pieces.

Surveillance video captured the suspect, who appears to be a woman, breaking into the store around 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Jo Hair Studio owner Jessica Jo said many of the wigs were destined for cancer patients.

“The products that we have here, we help a lot of people going through breast cancer, hair loss, alopeica — people who need these products,” said Jo.

“It’s just really heartbreaking.”

Jo estimated the loss at somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 in product. Vancouver police said the theft was initially reported to them as in the range of $30,000.

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