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Sword-wielding robber steals thousands from North Carolina beauty salon

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities in Raleigh are searching for a suspect who robbed a Raleigh beauty salon Saturday morning with a sword, according to WTVD.

It happened just after 11:30 a.m. at Customers Come First African Braids in the 5600 block of Western Boulevard.

He made off with nearly $4,000, according to Lyresha Seligmiller who was working at the salon Saturday morning.

She said she was with a client when a guy came in with a Little Caesar’s T-shirt.

“He asked if we sell rings,” Seligmiller said. When she told him no, he lingered for a bit, then left.

“Ten minutes later a guy comes in with a mask on, a hoodie and a sword in his pocket,” Seligmiller said. “He said I don’t want to do anything that I shouldn’t, just give me all your money.”

She just wanted him to leave so she handed over what was in the salon.