Vancouver police say they have recovered a portion of wigs related to a theft last week, including some meant for patients at B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Officers got a call around 10 p.m. Thursday night that a bag of wigs was in a hotel hallway in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.
Last Friday, about 150 wigs were stolen from Eva and Company Wigs and police say many of those were specifically destined for cancer patients at BC Children’s Hospital.
Patients with other medical conditions, such as alopecia, that involve hair loss, were also set to receive wigs.
A release from VPD did not specify if any of the wigs intended for the patients were recovered and not all the wigs stolen were seized last night.
“The person who located the bag of wigs immediately linked them to the media coverage about the theft and called 9-1-1,” VPD Cst. Jason Doucette said.
The wigs are valued at $2,500 each.
Lizzy Lee and Me Salon in Victoria posted on Facebook Wednesday that some of the items stolen included longer ponytails, which are difficult to make and replace.
The salon said it was due to send out ponytails this week and is asking for anyone interested in donating hair to go to its donation page.
The investigation continues and an arrest has not been made.
With files from CBC.