Vancouver Police investigating break-in and theft of wigs set aside for BC Children’s Hospital

VANCOUVER Police are appealing to the public for information about a recent break-in at a Vancouver wig store, where the suspect stole an entire collection of wigs set aside for cancer patients at BC Children’s Hospital.

On September 7, just after 3:30 a.m., Vancouver Police were alerted to an intruder alarm at Eva and Company Wigs at 950 West Broadway. Officers discovered that someone had broken into the store and taken off with at least 150 wigs. The wigs are made from real human hair and are valued at approximately $2,500 each.

The suspect has been described as dark-skinned, with noticeably curly long, black hair. He was last seen walking away from the wig store carrying a large black garbage bag and wearing a denim or blue jacket.

“It’s possible that someone is in possession of one or more of these wigs, and that they don’t know they’re stolen or that they were meant for sick children,” said Sgt. Jason Robillard. “We need people to do the right thing and come forward with information.”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about these stolen wigs is asked to call the VPD’s property crime investigators at 604-717-0610 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.