18 Sep 2009

'Brutal' robbery at busy hair salon

3:35 pm on 18 September 2009

A robbery in a busy hairdressing salon in a mall in Takapuna on Thursday night is described by North Shore police as 'brutal and brazen'.

A man with a sawn-off shot gun held up the salon while it was full of customers. Police say he punched one of the staff in the throat before leaving with a small amount of money.

Staff say he was wearing a fluorescent green scarf and had strong body odour.