Nail salon robbery

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Manicurists at a nail salon, including one who is pregnant, are back at work after police say a gunman robbed their business.

It happened around 8:15 Tuesday evening at Royal Nails on Robious Road.

Nail salon owner Xem Ho and her pregnant sister say they have to pay the bills.

The sisters and two other workers were getting ready to close up shop when the door swung open and a masked man armed with a gun walked in.

The man walked in and asked Ho for money - when she said no, he ran up to her pregnant sister and demanded cash.

"She give him all the money she had," said Ho.

Long time customer Mildred Jackson says, she's shocked and a bit frightened, but she'll remain loyal to Royal Nails.

"First thing I asked was, did anyone get hurt, and when she said no, I said well that's wonderful, but I said it's sort of scary to hold up a place like this I've always felt safe here," said Jackson.

Police say the suspect was wearing a hooded sweat shirt and gray bottoms, not a description that stands out from the crowd!

If you saw someone like that running away from the business last night, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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