Hair raising hold up at Sarasota Salon

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SARASOTA, FL. - On Tuesday around 8:20 p.m., Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Great Clips Hair Salon at the 4700 block of Tamiami Trail to a report of an armed robbery.

The suspect entered the Salon and displayed a black handgun to one of the employees demanding her to give him the money in the cash register. Once the suspect received the money, he exited the Salon and fled north bound on foot.

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, along with helicopter responded to the area and assisted in the search but were unable to locate the suspect.  Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section responded and are currently investigating the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6’, 175 Lbs., approximate age mid 30’s, muscular built, wearing gray cargo shorts, blue T-shirt, blue cap, black sneakers and wearing a blue baseball batting type glove on left hand.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip Crime Stoppers.