Police are on the lookout after an armed gunman robbed a beauty salon on East 16th Street early Wednesday evening.
The robbery was reported at 6:18 p.m. at the La Moda Beauty Salon, located at 51 East 16th Street, according to Lt. Matt Williams. About five customers were inside the store when the robbery happened.
The suspect, a Latino male wearing a mask partially covering his face, entered the business and brandished a handgun, threatening to kill everyone inside if police were called, Williams said.
The robber demanded all of the money from the register and fled the scene after taking the cash.Witnesses described the suspect as 5-feet-10-inches tall and skinny, wearing dark-colored shorts and a black sweatshirt with a hood.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-4702 or the department's automated tip line at (209) 385-4725. Calls are kept confidential, and you can remain anonymous.
Reporter Victor A. Patton can be reached at (209) 385-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.