The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

Woman Demanded 'Expensive Hair' in South Side Weave Heist, Prosecutors Say

By Kyla Gardner | July 6, 2013 4:40pm
 Timesha Brown, 21, made off with $5,000 worth of hair extensions with her accomplice, prosecutors said.
Hair Extension Heist
View Full Caption

COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOSUE  — An Englewood woman made off with thousands of dollars worth of hair extensions after demanding "expensive hair" during a South Side beauty store robbery, prosecutors said Saturday.

Armed with mace, Timesha Brown, 21, and a man, armed with a handgun, robbed John's Beauty Supply, 11109 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park, just before noon Monday, police said.

Brown, of the 6700 block of South Normal Boulevard, was charged with two counts of armed robbery.

Two female employees at the store, ages 21 and 57, were sprayed with mace during the attack. The 21-year-old woman was held up at gunpoint and threatened with death if she didn't load plastic bags with hair and cash, she said June 3.

Brown and her accomplice made off with the hair, another $2,000 from the register and one of the victim's purses, which contained ID's, cash, and a cellphone, records show.

Brown was arrested 9:27 a.m. Friday in the 8100 block of South Emerald Avenue, according to court documents.

"I let a goofy motherf----- send me off to go into the beauty supply store and steal some remy hair," Brown told an arresting officer while being searched, records show.

Remy, or remi, is well-preserved human hair used for wigs and extensions.

Judge Israel Desierto ordered Brown held on $250,000 bond Saturday.

Another duo was arrested for hair extension heist in May.