Friday, December 4, 2015

Police search for man who cut off woman’s hair

MELBOURNE has its very own Rumpelstiltskin.
Just like the character does in the television series Once Upon A Time, a man in Melbourne has stolen some hair in a bizarre theft.

The man, with long locks himself, ran up to a woman in the CBD last month and chopped off her hair.
She was walking east along Little Lonsdale Street, between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street, sometime between 5am and 5.30am on November 10.
Police believe the thief grabbed her hair from behind and tried to cut it off with some scissors.
He tried to calm the woman and told her he was not going to hurt her and then he chopped off some of her locks.
She screamed and two nearby witnesses rushed to help.
It’s an unusual crime and not actually the first time a hair thief has struck.
In 2013, robbers were stealing women’s locks in Venezuela to sell in the beauty business.
Venezuelan media reported groups of men would hold women down and demand them to tie their hair into a ponytail.
Gardening shears were often used to cut off the locks.
Police are hunting Melbourne’s hair thief and are urging anybody with information to come forward.
He is described as caucasian with hazel eyes, shoulder-length brown or gold hair and a bushy beard.
He was wearing a black T-shirt and dark tracksuit pants.
Anybody with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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