MILWAUKEE – A cheeky robbery at a beauty store was filmed on Tuesday, September 28, but even more shocking is what the suspected thieves did when confronted.
Video from inside Value Beauty near 103rd Street and Silver Spring Drive shows two women shamelessly stealing hair products. It was just the start of a brutal afternoon for store manager Hugo Ramirez.
Milwaukee Police said things escalated when Ramirez approached the women in the parking lot. He was knocked to the ground when one of the women stepped on the accelerator and backed up in his car with the doors still open.
Hugo Ramirez (right) on the ground after being struck by the open door of the fleeing suspect’s car in front of Value Beauty.
The 48-year-old needed stitches for a bad gash in the back of his head. Ramirez also suffered scrapes and bruises to his arms and legs.
Ramirez told FOX6 News it all started around noon Tuesday inside the store.
âThis girl here is looking for what she wants to get, and this one is on the prowl to make sure there are no employees there,â Ramirez said as he watched. surveillance video.
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Ramirez said he thought the women were legitimate customers at first, but surveillance cameras showed otherwise. A woman was seen sneaking behind the counter.
âThey already knew what they wanted, and they’ve been through here,â Ramirez said.
Watching theft suspects at Value Beauty, one of the two women was squatting behind the counter.
Ramirez said the women snatched around $ 800 in bundles of weaving – emptying hooks of items ranging from $ 70 to $ 90. Then the video captured their transfer. One woman threw the objects at the other, this woman then grabbed the objects and put them in her purse.
âWe don’t want trouble, all we want is our business,â Ramirez said. “We’re just trying to make a living.”
Value Beauty’s suspected theft vehicle flees, the car doors still open after hitting the manager.
That’s when Ramirez and a few other employees approached the women in the parking lot – something he wished, in hindsight, that they hadn’t done.
âWhen she returned all of my things to me, she decided to start the engine,â Ramirez said. “I could have lost my life when she crushed me.”
Milwaukee Police said they were looking for unknown suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7242 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.
Full cell phone video obtained by FOX6 News:
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