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In what is becoming a growing trend not just in Atlanta but across the country, thieves targeting expensive hair weaves smashed a vehicle through the front of a West End beauty supply store before daybreak Tuesday.

According to the AJC, the smash-and-grab robbery at Angie’s Beauty Supply and Salon on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard was the latest in a string of burglaries where thieves stole costly hair extensions.

The burglars, who are still at large, drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee through the front doors of the store as well as a iron security gate. The store is located in a strip shopping center near Joseph Lowery Boulevard.

Once inside, they went straight for the expensive “Indi Remi” hair weaves.

Just last Tuesday, thieves broke into the Beauty Masters II store in the Camp Creek Marketplace shopping center on Camp Creek Parkway, making off with single-strand weaves before fleeing with hair valued at $50,000.

On June 18, thieves also broke into another beauty supply store owned by the same individual, the Beauty Master store on Headland Drive near Greenbriar Parkway. Like the latest break in, the robbers went straight to the display of Remi hair extensions.

And weeks before that, burglars looted an estimated $10,000 in hair extensions from the Beauty Emporium store on Riverdale Road in Clayton County.

Read the full story here.

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