HIGHLAND PARK – An employee of a nail salon on Roger Williams Avenue was robbed at gunpoint by a group of people just before 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, according to the Highland Park Police Department.
Police were notified of an armed robbery at the My Nail Shop located at 473 Roger Williams Avenue shortly after it had taken place.
Officers immediately responded to a 911 call from My Nail Shop at 473 Roger Williams Avenue. The lone employee at the salon reported that four to five suspects entered the store. One displayed a handgun. They demanded cash, stole the employee’s cell phone, exited the store and fled the area. A dark blue minivan was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
The employee was not injured during the robbery. No customers were present.
After securing the scene and obtaining information from the witness, a local look out was broadcasted to local officers and agencies.
The suspects were described as black males, possibly teenaged, thin build, wearing black masks to cover their faces.
The Police Department will alert local businesses and work with other police departments experiencing similar robberies. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Highland Park Police at 847-432-7730.