Police investigate wig warehouse burglary in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after a Miami Gardens warehouse business was targeted by burglars.

Miami Gardens Police responded to Prime Trading International, a wholesale hair and wig warehouse located in the area of Northwest 165th Street and 47th Avenue, early Tuesday morning.

Surveillance footage from a nearby business captured a U-Haul truck ramming into the doors of the wig store multiple times.

“I saw the U-Haul truck. They tried to smash the door here like two times, and finally, they got inside,” said Prime Trading International Vice President Rakib Hossain.

Hossain said he got a call from his security company, and when he checked the cameras at the store through an app on his phone, he saw a man inside of the business.

“What we have, our products, is something exclusive,” said Hossain. “Everybody knows that. We sell all the Indian things, Indian hair, the high quality things. If I see the camera now, I saw all the expensive hairs and wigs, some cost like $200, $300, $400. I saw everything was empty.”

Video from inside the warehouse showed mannequins thrown to the floor, and the location’s outside garage door destroyed.

Hossain also said some of his most expensive wigs, priced at around $800, were also taken.

“It’s a big loss for me,” said Hossain. “They took all the expensive things, all the longer-length wigs, all the exclusive wigs, the celebrity wigs. I’m estimating almost like 80 to 90 thousand dollars. I’m going to sort out something. I’m going to put more security here.”

Jose Antonio, the warehouse’s manager, said, “It’s human hair. It’s real hair, you know. It goes anywhere from $300 to $1,500.”

Aaron Harris, a store employee, said some of the stolen wigs were meant to be donated to cancer patients.

“We were going to donate upwards between probably $10,000 to $20,000 worth of hair,” Harris said.

7News cameras captured crime scene investigators interviewing the owners of the business at the scene.

It remains unclear if any suspects are in custody or if the hair pieces have been recovered.

7News has reached out to Miami Gardens Police, but they have not responded regarding 7News’ request for more details behind the case.

If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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