- It has emerged that thieves are now stealing weaves and dreadlocks
- This has reportedly been triggered by demand of these beauty products
- Cases of women being attacked and weaves cut off their heads are also on the rise
A new wave of crime has emerged in Cape Town, South Africa. Thieves are now stealing weaves and dreadlocks as demand for these beauty products continue to rise.
According to the local authorities, most of the stolen weaves and dreadlocks are sold to salons where they are used for beautification of women’s hair. It is a serious business.
“We receive the weaves and dreadlocks almost on a daily basis. This is because the demand for these products is also high, especially among young women who want to look beautiful at all cost,” says Shana Nsiangngo, manager of Jabula Hair Salon in Cape Town.
The weaves and dreadlocks business has reportedly become so lucrative in Cape Town that the criminals are ready to go as far as attacking women and cutting off the hot commodities straight from the women’s heads.
“It is the new wave of crime that we are currently witnessing in the city ,” says Sergeant Leon Fortuin, provincial police spokesperson.
The ladies are advised to be on lookout, especially when they have weaves on their heads.
Watch video of a related incident below: