Providence barbershop robbed at gunpoint

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- A Providence barbershop was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning.

Providence police said officers responded to the 400 block of Elmwood Avenue just after 1 p.m. for reports of an armed robbery.

The owner of the shop told officers that he had been robbed about an hour and a half earlier when he was sitting in his back office.

He said that his employee had just went for lunch when he heard the front door open.

When the owner went towards the front of the shop to check the noise, he saw a thin man dressed in all black clothes, wearing a ski mask.

The owner went back to his office to get his Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, but before he could do so the robber was in the doorway with his own revolver.

The suspect took the firearm from the drawer, took around $100, and then instructed the man to give him everything he has.

The robber took $1,000 and then left the shop.

Police have acquired surveillance video from down the street, but have yet to make an arrest.

Providence police are investigating.

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