Thieves steal $13,000 worth of wigs from Altamonte Springs store, police say

Camera shows 3 robbers breaking into Sassy Sista’s Boutique

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Three thieves were captured on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of wigs from an Altamonte Springs store on Monday, police said.

Police responded to Sassy Sista’s Boutique to find the front door smashed and around 34 wigs stolen, according to an incident report.

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Jasmine Jackson, the owner of the boutique, told officers the wigs taken amounted to around $13,000.

“For us, “$13,000 is a lot, that’s a pretty big deal. It hurt us financially, mentally, you know our store is our livelihood. This is how we take care of our families,” she said.

Altamonte Springs Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at Sassy Sista's Boutique. (Sassy Sista's Boutique)

Cameras inside the store “captured (three) people, all possibly males, wearing pants, sweatshirts, gloves and masks” around 3 a.m., the report adds.

According to police, the thieves made three trips in and out of the business, taking wigs each time.

A cash register was also stolen and found in Ashford at Altamonte Springs apartment complex, but no cash was taken.

“The time and the work we put into each wig. We spend long days and nights in here getting these wigs ready for these ladies. So, to have someone come in here and do something like that it’s very heartbreaking and devastating,” co-owner Von Jackson said.

No other information is available at this time.

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