Police: Gunman holds up, pistol whips man in Staten Island barbershop

ARROCHAR, Staten Island (WABC) -- Police are on the hunt for a gunman who held up a barbershop on Staten Island.

The robbery happened Friday night at Richie's Barbershop on Olympia Boulevard.

Investigators say the suspect pistol-whipped a 27-year-old man numerous times and stole 300 dollars in cash and expensive jewelry.

Emergency workers rushed the victim to the hospital. Doctors used 20 staples to close a gash on his head.

The suspect is described as a black or dark-skinned male between 25-35 years old with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a blue-colored jacket dark-colored pants and Nike sneakers.

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