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Armed robbery this morning on Northgate Way

June 29th, 2013 by Mike

Police are reporting an armed robbery shortly after 9 a.m. at Sally’s Beauty Supply, in the 800 block of Northeast Northgate Way.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a lone male suspect entered the store and walked up to the checkout counter. While holding a bandanna over his face the suspect ordered the female employee to open the cash registers and give him all the money. At that point the victim felt something hard pressing against her back that she believed to be a weapon (a handgun was displayed during the robbery).

After she gave the suspect the money from the registers the suspect demanded the money from the safe. The victim opened the safe and handed the suspect a bank deposit bag containing receipts. The suspect then ordered the employee into a back office and told her to place her hands behind her back as he threatened to bind her hands. At that point two customers entered the store causing the suspect to flee westbound on foot. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

Responding officers conducted an extensive area search however, the suspect remains at large. There is no suspect description available at this time.

Robbery detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

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