PARKWAY DRIVE – A robber spent Wednesday morning choosing between a hair salon and a pool supply store for his next target.
At about 12:23 p.m., police say, the robber, a lone male, chose the pool store.
The suspect waited until other customers had exited Leslie Pool Supply at 8274 Parkway Drive and then attacked the female clerk, putting her in a head lock, choking her and then forcing open the cash drawers.
Police say the suspect then fled on foot with $500 in cash. A search of the area by street units and helicopter did not find the perpetrator.
The suspect was described as a black male, late 20s or early 30s, 6-1 to 6-4, short black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a brown short sleeve shirt, dark brown pants, black corduroy slippers with earrings and a golf wrist watch on his left hand.
The clerk sustained minor neck injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
Police said the business had surveillance video and released a photo developed from the video, go to the attached press release Pool Robbery.pdf