Tips Pouring In For Human Hair Robbers

Surveillance video captures man, woman attacking clerks

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013  |  Updated 2:04 PM CDT
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Surveillance video inside John's Beauty Supply captures the two robbers who pepper-sprayed two employees and held them at gunpoint Monday before stealing cash and thousands of dollars in hair extensions. Natalie Martinez reports.

Surveillance video inside John's Beauty Supply captures the two robbers who pepper-sprayed two employees and held them at gunpoint Monday before stealing cash and thousands of dollars in hair extensions. Natalie Martinez reports.

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Chicago Police say the release of surveillance video has helped spark leads in the case of an armed robbery of a South Side beauty supply store Monday.

A man and a woman pretended to be shopping for human hair extensions at John's Beauty Supply (11109 S. Western Ave.) when they pointed a handgun at the two clerks and pepper-sprayed both employees.

The robbers stole cash from the register, but it's believed they targeted the expensive human hair extensions, which are imported from India and cost hundreds of dollars a bundle.

The male robber is described as a black male, aged 18-22 years old, around 6-feet-2 inches tall and 200 pounds with brown eyes, a medium complexion and black hair cut in a fade. He was wearing a red sweatshirt with a design and orange jeans.

The female robber was described as a black female in her mid-20s, around 5-feet-3 inches tall and 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area South detectives at 312-747-8273.

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