Police are seeking a man who sat down for a haircut in a Bronx barber shop and then robbed the place, with the help of two accomplices. At roughly 9:45 on Friday night, investigators say Ramael Pierson, 24, entered a barber shop at 953 Westchester Avenue in East Morrisania with two other men and sat down for a trim. After getting spruced up, Pierson & Co. allegedly robbed the place. Here's video of the suspects:
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According to investigators, once his hair was cut Pierson brandished a gun and demanded the patrons' money, while the other suspects "removed the cash register from the location" and fled.
"It’s kind of ridiculous,” one area man told CBS 2. “This is a time for people that are just too are too lazy to work.” CBS 2 also reports that a busy barbershop in Newark was robbed by gunmen on Saturday, but police say there's no indication the two incidents are connected. People are just robbing barber shops.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.