Authorities say two male armed robbers disguised in women’s Muslim clothing robbed two Asian-owned nail businesses in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Police in Philadelphia published CCTV footage from inside each of the nail shops on Monday, alleging that two masked black male suspects held all of the staff at gunpoint.
According to police, the first incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the Happy Family Nail Salon and Spa, located at 1100 W. Girard Ave. Three hours later, the second robbery occurred at Nails In The City, 2401 Aramingo Ave.
In each robbery, the two suspects donned what police characterized as “women’s Muslim garb with masks.” Employees’ wallets and IDs were all stolen. The thieves also took money from the cash registers.
According to authorities, one employee at the second nail salon was wounded in the leg while pursuing the perpetrators. She was hospitalized and was classified in stable condition.
Salon employees spoke with FOX29 Philadelphia, appealing with the burglars to stop targeting their establishments.
“Please put a stop to it. “We work hard to make money,” one worker, who chose to remain unnamed, explained.
One suspect was described as a Black male, 6 feet tall with a stocky build, wearing a black and white print Muslim attire, an orange face mask, gray gloves, black pants, black and white Nike sneakers, and gray and white mechanic-style gloves.
The second suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a skinny build, and dressed in cheetah or leopard print Muslim clothing, a blue or purple face mask, black jeans, white sneakers, and gray and white mechanic-style gloves.
During a press conference on Monday, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner told reporters that both nail salon robberies are under investigation.
As of Tuesday morning, no arrests had been made.