Caught on Cam: Gunmen Rob Philly Nail Salon, Beauty Store

Police are on the hunt for armed robbers who targeted a nail salon and beauty supply store in Philadelphia.

Investigators say the suspects entered the Mayfair Nail Salon on the 4200 block of Cottman Avenue in the Tacony section of the city at 7:19 p.m. back on May 2. Two of the three men were armed with handguns, according to police.

Investigators say at least 10 people, including children, were inside the store at the time. Surveillance video captures two of the men walking from table to table taking money and cellphones from employees and customers.

Police say the third suspect stood by the door and acted as a lookout. They also say he prevented a woman and child from leaving the salon at one point.

The three men then fled the scene on foot after stealing three cellphones and an unknown amount of cash, according to investigators. They were last seen fleeing south on Erdrick Street then east through an alley.

The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned man between the ages of 25 and 27, weighing 200 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.

The second suspect is described as a 20-year-old man, standing 5-foot-7 and wearing all black clothing.

The third suspect is described as a thin man wearing all black clothing.

Police suspect two of the three men also robbed the Wild and Crazy Beauty store on the 4300 block of North Broad Street in the Hunting Park section of the city back on May 5. Police say two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the store at 3 p.m.

According to investigators, one suspect pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money from the cash registers while the other went behind the counter and emptied the money into a white plastic bag.

Investigators say the two men fled the scene on foot after stealing $310 in cash.

The first suspect is described as a stocky man in his mid to late 20’s with a beard, standing 6-feet. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans, a red baseball cap with a Miami Heat logo and brown boots.

The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned man in his mid to late 20’s with a goatee, wearing a dark-colored zip-up hooded sweatshirt with a red Polo horse emblem, faded blue jeans, black sneakers and dark sunglasses.

No one was injured in either incident. Police say the suspects may also be linked to several other robberies in the city.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these suspects, please call Philadelphia Police. 

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