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Old 09-13-2018, 09:34 AM
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Default Vancouver theft of wigs by curly long, black haired coon for children with cancer is heartbreaking


Theft of wigs for children with cancer is heartbreaking, shop manager says

Some children had skipped the 1st week of school to start classes with their new hair, owner says
The Canadian Press Posted: Sep 13, 2018 6:35 AM PT

The manager of a Vancouver store where wigs intended for children with cancer were stolen says it has been heartbreaking to call their families and break the news.

Frances Rae, manager of Eva and Company Wigs
, said the families have been understanding, and one six-year-old girl wrote a letter to shop staff saying she wasn't worried about her wig, but wanted to make sure the employees were OK.

Some of the children had skipped the first week of school so they could start classes with their new hair, she said. Now they have to wait six weeks to two months for new ones.

Custom-made wigs

Police said at least 150 wigs worth about $2,500 each were taken from the store early Friday morning. About 15 of those had been prepared for BC Children's Hospital patients, including children with cancer and other medical conditions, such as alopecia, that involve hair loss, Rae said.

150 wigs intended for B.C. Children's Hospital stolen from store

The wigs for sick children are made with donated virgin hair, which means it hasn't been dyed.

When the children come in, staff measure their heads and look through pictures with them, so they can choose the colour, density and texture they like. Then they find donated hair from about a dozen ponytails that fit the bill to construct the wigs.


Police said the suspect was described as a man with dark skin and "noticeably curly long, black hair."

He was wearing a denim or blue jacket at the time and was seen walking away from the wig store with a large black garbage bag.
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