Two suspects, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed a salon and its employees in the Rainier Valley. On November 24th at approximately 6:10 p.m. two adult male suspects entered a hair and nail salon in the 5600 block of Rainier Avenue South. The suspects ordered the victims (the salon’s owner and two of her employees, a man and a woman) to the rear of the salon while one suspect brandished a handgun. The victims were told to face the wall and empty their pockets. One suspect forcefully removed jewelry from the female employee and cut off her bracelet and necklace with a scissors. The suspects also went through the victim’s purses.
The suspects tied the victims together and then fled the salon out the back door. One of the victims was able to break free and call 911.
Despite their treatment, none of the victims sustained an injury during the robbery.
Numerous patrol officers, including canine units, responded to the scene. An extensive area search was conducted however, the suspects remain at large.
Robbery detectives responded to process the scene and conduct follow up interviews of the involved parties.
The suspects are described as Vietnamese males in their 30′s to 40′s. One was armed with a black and chrome handgun. The suspects wore hooded sweatshirts and one wore sunglasses.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of these suspects is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation.