HOUSTON – One week ago, a thief crawled into Tiffany Chanel Luxury Hair, like a roach.
"I was furious, and I'm still furious about it," said owner Tiffany Speller.
Cameras caught the thief's every move, as he swiped lots of wigs, wigs meant for cancer patients.
"The lowest of the low – he slid on his stomach and stole our wigs and slid back out the wall like a rat," said Speller.
The folks at Luxury Hair are not alone. Since they were hit last week, nine other hair stores have been targeted as well. Houston Police are not sure if any of the cases are connected.
The man in this particular case struck at the worst possible time. He snatched all those wigs just days before a Luxury Hair event with the nonprofit Big C New Me, meant to help women battling cancer feel beautiful again. People feared they'd have to cancel.
They didn't. Almost overnight, donors helped replace those stolen wigs.
"Prevailing in spite of that adversity, yes, wigs were taken, but we're still here today helping people feel beautiful," said Amy Hart, the founder of Big C New Me.
People like Consetta Williams.
"It's been a long road," said Williams. It's been a year and a half."
She's battling stage 4 breast cancer. She and other women were pampered like never before. They got their makeup done for hours and picked their favorite wig as stylists crafted the perfect haircut.
"They really made me beautiful," said Williams. "It's been a long time since I felt that way."
Each woman became a star in her own photo shoot. A photographer snapped photos to capture the memories. Memories almost made impossible by a cowardly thief looking to make some easy money off the back of women who've already been through so much.
"To the people that buy from them, stop buying from them, and they'll stop stealing," said Speller. "Don't buy hair out of a trunk that'll stop all these kinds of break-ins."
For more information of on Big C New Me visit their website here: http://www.bigcnewme.org/