Gunman robs Oxford Circle nail salon

Sur­veil­lance photo

A man with a rifle robbed an Ox­ford Circle nail salon on Aug. 1, with sur­veil­lance cam­er­as re­cord­ing the crime.

The un­known ban­dit first entered Nancy’s Nail Salon at 6045 Castor Ave. at about 7:25 p.m. and began look­ing around the busi­ness. When con­fron­ted by an em­ploy­ee, the man claimed he was look­ing for his moth­er and sis­ter, po­lice said. He left the store, only to re­turn minutes later armed with a rifle. He ap­proached the front counter that was un­at­ten­ded and grabbed an en­vel­ope that had been placed next to the cash re­gister. He fled the store in a light-colored sedan and was last seen trav­el­ing south­bound on Castor Av­en­ue.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 30 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, thin, with a green buck­et hat, white shirt, gray sweat­shirt and black pants. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ to view the video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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