Oh, what a web crooks weave.
One of four thieves was arrested in connection with a hair-raising robbery at a Sally’s Beauty Supply store in The City on Wednesday.
The group walked into the store in the shopping center at Masonic Street and Geary Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. and one woman began cutting hair weaves off a display, police Officer Carlos Manfredi said. The manager, a 65-year-old woman, attempted to stop the thief, Manfredi said, and that’s when things became hairy.
The suspect pushed the manager away in an attempt to flee, police said, but the manager followed the woman until another suspect pulled her away.
A co-worker then tried to intervene on the manager’s behalf, but was struck in the arm, Manfredi said. The weave thieves then fled in a black sedan.
However, it wasn’t a clean-cut getaway. The manager was able to record the car’s license plate number, Manfredi said. The store also had video surveillance of the theft.
Cops caught one of the alleged thieves after the car was located in the 1600 block of Eddy Street, Manfredi said. The suspect came up to the car as officers were investigating and, based on the surveillance video and a physical description, she was arrested.
Jade Davis, 25, of San Francisco was booked on robbery and conspiracy charges. Davis is the registered owner of the vehicle. Davis and the vehicle were positively identified by one of the victims, Manfredi said.
The three suspects still on the loose were only described as women believed to be between 18 and 21 years old, with one wearing a green knit cap, black jacket, blue jeans and bright-pink boots.
The employees were not injured, but five weaves were lost.
“The weaves are still outstanding,” Manfredi said.
Hair weaves are pretty expensive, Manfredi said, citing a movie by comedian Chris Rock, “Good Hair,” which explores the multimillion-dollar industry of hair weaves and the lengths some will go to change their hairstyle.