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Bridgeport Police: Man In Fake Santa Beard Robbed Salon At Gunpoint

A man in a fake beard robbed a Bridgeport beauty salon at gunpoint.
A man in a fake beard robbed a Bridgeport beauty salon at gunpoint. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A man wearing a “fake Santa beard" robbed a beauty salon at gunpoint on Sunday, Bridgeport police said.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7:35 p.m., a 911 caller reported an armed robbery at the Paradise Beauty Salon, 763 State St., committee by a suspect wearing a “fake Santa beard," according to police.

Officers found that the victim and witnesses at the salon were not injured but were “shaken up,” police said.

The victim, a 44-year-old woman, said the suspect entered the salon, displayed a firearm, and ordered everyone to the back of the building, according to police.

Witnesses described the suspect as a 5 foot-11 Hispanic man with a medium build and brown eyes, police said. He was wearing a fake black beard, blue jeans, a black leather jacket, a dark-colored hooded shirt, and dark sneakers with white laces, according to police.

After the suspect left the salon, the victim discovered $200 in cash and a gold iPhone 6S were missing, police said.

Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Bridgeport Detective Bureau at 203-581-5201.

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