PORT RICHEY — Police are searching for the man who robbed the House of Tans on Friday afternoon at gunpoint.
The man entered the tanning salon at 6628 Ridge Road about 1:30 p.m. and showed an employee "what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun in his waistband," then demanded money, the Port Richey Police Department said. After he received the money, the man put the gun against the employee's chest, then put her in a back room and demanded she give him one minute to leave or he would kill her, police said.
The suspect may have fled in a late 1990s silver Ford Taurus. He was described as a white man between 5'6" and 5'8" tall, between 25 and 35 years old, with brown hair and a goatee. He wore a blue shirt, light blue jean shorts and white sneakers.
Anyone with information may contact the Port Richey Police Department at (727) 816-1919 and reference case # 2013-9497.