Sanford police: 'Scratch and sniff' bandit stole fake hair



SANFORD, Fla. - A woman labeled the 'Scratch and Sniff' bandit is being sought after stealing artificial hair from the Beauty Zone store, said police Friday.

Sanford police said the woman stuffed five packages of artificial hair into her purse and walked out of the store.

Police said two other women accompanied the suspect and assisted her by distracting store employees.

Shannon Cordingly, public information officer for the Sanford Police Department, explained how the woman came to be called the "Scratch and Sniff Bandit."

"When you watch the surveillance video, she does a big old scratch down the lower regions of her body area and takes a big old whiff with her nose," said Cordingly.

The women left the store in a black 1999 Dodge 4x4 truck, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.