Cops: Pint-sized perp robs Crown Heights beauty salon

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Talk about a small-time crook.

Cops are hunting for the five-foot-three-inch-tall gunman who stole hundreds of dollars while robbing a Crown Heights beauty parlor at gunpoint on Jan. 4.

The diminutive delinquent waddled into the Nostrand Avenue salon near Park Place at 3:05 pm, locked the front door, then drew a gun and demanded loot from the six people inside, police said.

The pistol-packing pipsqueak nabbed $230 from his victims before forcing them into a back room that he locked them inside before making his escape, according to authorities.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 2:11 pm, January 7, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Another fine young republican, folks. He probably has a pistol permit too. Vote democrat!
Jan. 7, 2019, 6:04 pm
Janet from Park Slope says:
5'3" isn't short. Are you running out of local news?
Jan. 8, 2019, 10:20 am
Feminist from Park Slope says:
This is actually a hate crime against WOMEN in our safe space!
Jan. 8, 2019, 12:09 pm
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
This is why NYC needs to sensible gun laws, that will ensure that a store owner can stand their ground against armed perps.
Jan. 8, 2019, 5:46 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
This is why NYC needs to keep me away from young boys, I might pop off in my pants.
Jan. 8, 2019, 5:49 pm

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