MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (CNN) — A brazen robbery at a beauty store was caught on camera.
One of the three female suspects sprayed an employee with mace, and then they took off with $1,000 worth of hair weave.
The surveillance shows one female crouched behind the counter, taking items off the wall. Another appears to be on the lookout.
The woman pulls something out of her pocket as an employee carrying a box begins to approach. The woman then aims and sprays a cloud of what investigators say is mace directly into the man’s face to buy more time.
Back behind the counter, another person immediately climbs over the counter, knocking down mannequin heads on her way up.
The hair snatching gets even more intense before they all run for the exit.
“So when the girls coming, I try to stop them right here,” employee Jesus Gonzalez said. “Then when she attacked me, she sprayed the pepper spray in my face. She scratched my face.”
One by one he tried to stop each of the three suspects, scuffling with the last one on her way out.
The store says the suspects made off with $1,000 worth of hair weaves.
Gonzalez says the heist was fast.
“We couldn`t do anything when she sprayed my face,” Gonzalez said.
Investigators were only able to identify one of the brazen thieves.
Prosecutors say Shaherah Edwards admitted to having mace and throwing the can at Gonzalez, who says he’s still shaken by the April encounter.
Edwards is due in court on June 6. Meanwhile, police are still working to identify the other women involved.