Arrest Made in Expensive Wig Heist in Miami Gardens - NBC 6 South Florida

Arrest Made in Expensive Wig Heist in Miami Gardens

25-year-old Tashambi Hamilton was caught after a multi-agency police search.

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    Miami Gardens Wig Shop Heist Caught on Camera

    RAW: Footage shows thieves busting into a Miami Gardens beauty supply shop, where the owner says they stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of wigs.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019)

    Police have arrested a suspect in a heist that occurred at a Miami Gardens wig store early Tuesday morning.

    Sayon Tashambi Hamilton, 25, was caught after a multi-agency police search, according to an arrest affidavit.

    The arrest affidavit says Hamilton, along with the other thieves, fled the scene in a U-haul truck before abandoning the vehicle and entering two awaiting vehicles in a separate location.

    Miami Dade Aviation captured Hamilton leaving the second vehicle at Bunchee Park and hopping fences into other people's homes. K9 units moved in and found Hamilton hiding under a trailer, wrapped in a blue blanket.

    The heist happened at Prime Wholesale Beauty Supply - Prime Trading International at 4712 Northwest 165th Street.

    Surveillance footage showed the thieves used a U-Haul truck to smash through the door of the business. Once inside, they stole between $70,000 to $80,000 worth of high-end wigs, the owner said.

    "They took all the expensive wigs," Rakib Hossain said.

    Tashambi Hamilton's bond is set at $5,000.

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