Mayfair beauty salon robbed at gunpoint

Three men walked in­to a May­fair beauty salon on May 2 try­ing to cov­er their faces, but it wasn’t be­cause they were over­due for makeovers. They robbed the place at gun­point, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

In fact, de­tect­ives sus­pect that the same group also was re­spons­ible for a sim­il­ar heist in Hunt­ing Park three days later.

The ini­tial crime oc­curred at May­fair Nail, 4200 Cottman Ave., just east of Frank­ford Av­en­ue. At about 7:19 p.m., the three un­known rob­bers entered the busi­ness, with two of them car­ry­ing hand­guns. Once in­side, two of them walked table to table, grabbing cash, cell­phones and hand­bags from nu­mer­ous pat­rons and em­ploy­ees. A third rob­ber stood by the door as a lookout, pre­vent­ing a wo­man and her child from flee­ing the shop.

After a couple of minutes, the rob­bers fled the shop and ran south­bound on Er­drick Street, then east through an al­ley. One was de­scribed as black, 25 to 27 years old, 200 pounds, with a dark com­plex­ion, a mus­tache and beard, a black hood­ie, blue jeans and tan boots. A second rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 20 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, a black hood­ie, blue jeans and black sneak­ers. The third was de­scribed as black, thin, with a black hood­ie, cam­ou­flage pants, black sneak­ers and a base­ball cap with a black brim.

A sim­il­ar second rob­bery oc­curred on May 5 at Wild and Crazy Beauty, 4328 N. Broad St. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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