By Rahel Solomon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are looking for a man who they say sat through a manicure and then allegedly robbed a nail salon.READ MORE: Fire Damages Rowhome In Philadelphia's Logan Neighborhood
Police say it happened on West Rockland Street just off of Broad Street.
Police say no one was injured and tonight they continue to try to identify the suspect.
He came in just as business was closing Sunday.
Like others that day, he asked for a manicure and he sat through a manicure, but when asked to pay, police say it was him who wanted the money.
“And he point the gun at her and asked her to give him money,” said a manicurist, through a translator.
“It’s pretty nervy to sit into a nail salon and actually get a manicure and then produce a gun and announce a robbery you know. And he was very serious about what he was doing,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Malachi Jones.READ MORE: Delaware County Mother Shares New Normal Of Pandemic Learning With Special-Needs Child
Surveillance shows as the suspect appears to allegedly snatch money from one worker’s hand and then grabs more cash from the register. Police say he also stole a cell phone and some money from a worker’s purse.
“They all was afraid because he has a gun, he got the money, once he got the money he left,” said a manicurist, through a translator.
And now police are looking into whether this man is responsible for other robberies in the same area.
Leaving in the same direction he came police now hope the video helps identify and catch him and the owner does too. She says the incident has scared off her customers.
“She installed a new security system and the alarm that connects to the police system.”
She hopes the new addition eases the fears of her customers and ultimately scares off would-be robbers so business can once again return to normal.MORE NEWS: Penn-Delco School District Approves Diversity Committee After Sparking Controversy With Board Member
Police believe he’s armed and warn not to approach but if you have any information — please contact them.