Gunman wearing medical mask robs Tinley Park beauty salon: cops

TINLEY PARK, IL – A man wearing a medical mask robbed a Tinley Park beauty salon at gunpoint on Thursday night, but investigators have little to do and are asking for the public’s help in find the thief, police said.

Police say the man entered Just Threading on 179th Street just after 7.30pm Thursday with a gun.

Police said the man, who was captured on surveillance footage, headed straight for the counter. He then pulled a black handgun from his belt and, pointing it at the two employees behind the counter, said “hands up”.

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The man then went behind the counter and attempted to open the cash register, police said on Friday. He was able to take $150 before fleeing the store on foot in an unknown direction.

No one was hurt.

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Police described the man as around 5ft 8-6ft tall, weighing around 160-185lbs, with a slender build. He wore a bright yellow hoodie, black surgical mask, black gloves, orange patterned sweatpants and dark athletic shoes.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Tinley Park Police Department at (708) 444-5300.

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