Nassau County police are searching for a masked man who robbed a Valley Stream nail salon at gunpoint Monday night, police said.

The robber, a white male wearing a blue bandana over his face, entered Tiffany’s Nail & Spa Palace on Rockaway Avenue just before 7 p.m., police said, and used a gun to force the 42-year-old woman behind the register to give him cash. He then fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

He was described as 45-50 years old, 5-foot, 3-inches tall, having a thin build and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants, police said.

Nobody was injured.

Suffolk County police are also investigating two separate nail salon robberies in Islip—Nail Tek and Diamond Nails—that took place less than an hour apart on Dec. 13. In both cases, an armed robber ran out with cash, police said. The two robberies remain unsolved. Police haven’t said if they’re connected.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the Valley Stream robbery to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-224-TIPS.

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