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Hair Thieves? This is crazy.

Police in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo are hunting a gang of thieves who have been targeting woman to steal their hair.

According to news site Globovision, the robbers, known as “piranhas”, are responsible for a spate of hair robberies in the South American community, believed to have been triggered by the growing demand for human hair extensions.

They are said to hunt for long-haired victims at shopping malls before using often violent means to get the hair.

Many victims have been held by gunpoint and forced to tie their hair into a ponytail in order to cut it off.  The hair is later sold to beauty salons to be used for extensions.

Human hair can fetch anything from $500- $800 depending on the length. The extensions are weaved into the hair of men and women.

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Mariana Rodriguez said she was caught off guard by two women while she was shopping.

"I thought they were going to steal my cell phone, because I had it in my hand at the time, but they took out scissors," she said.

"They did not give me a chance to think or to run or anything. And when I looked, I no longer had any hair. More than 8 inches gone."

Police are now warning women to avoid wearing their hair down or in a ponytail until the thieves have been apprehended.

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Yeahhh… True story. 

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