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Video: Wigs Whip, Fists Fly During Robbery in Maryland

Three suspects got into a violent fight with store employees over an $80 wig

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    Thieves Get Into Brawl at Maryland Shop Over $80 Wig

    Police are searching for three suspects involved in a robbery at a wig store in Silver Spring, Maryland. One of the suspects got into a knock-out brawl with the store's employees over an $80 wig he managed to take off with. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018)

    Video shows three suspects punching, kicking and pepper-spraying employees while trying to steal wigs from a store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    A man and two women went into Esther's Beauty on Georgia Avenue Friday evening, Montgomery County police said.

    Surveillance video shows them walk toward the door and the man takes a wig off of a mannequin and tries to leave with it. He then pushes and kicks a 59-year-old woman who works at the store when she tries to get the wig back.

    Another store employee, a 74-year-old man, then tries to stop the suspects at the door. But the situation quickly turns hairy when the two women suspects hold him against the door. One woman appears to be smiling and laughing the whole time.

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    Then, the man holding the wig and the 74-year-old man get into a knock-out brawl that spills down an aisle of the store and back to the front of the store, where the woman employee also gets involved. Wig displays fall everywhere during the fight and the woman uses a wig-less mannequin to fend off the suspect.

    Meanwhile, the two women suspects manage to get out of the front door of the store.

    Eventually, the man kicks and punches his way out, but he comes back again, opens the door, kicks the man employee and snatches the wig that he had dropped on the floor.

    Police said the one wig that the suspects managed to steal was worth about $80.

    The three suspects are wanted for assault and attempted robbery.

    "We're asking for the public's help. We think this is good video of the suspects. Asking anyone with information please come forward to the police department," Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti told News4.

    The employees at the store went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and they are expected to be OK, police said.