It happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Rescue Spa beauty salon on East 19th Street.
Authorities say the three unidentified individuals first attempted to enter the premises through a secondary entrance door which was locked before entering through the front door.
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Once inside, individuals began removing items from shelves and attempted to leave the establishment without paying for the merchandise.
When an employee on site tried to stop them, she was kicked in the groin, causing minor pain.
The robbers then fled.
“While this was certainly an unfortunate incident, we are very grateful that no one was injured and for the way our local police in the 13th district handled our case,” the spa owner said in a statement. “They responded very quickly, initiated an investigation immediately, increased patrols in the area and provided us with regular updates. We were very impressed with their professionalism and dedication to apprehending these cowardly criminals. We love NYC and we are so happy to see how well the city is recovering from the pandemic and we look forward to continuing to welcome back our wonderful customers for services.”
The total approximate value of the property removed is $3,129.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782).
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