|The robbery was reported in a second-floor massage parlor at 1235 West Belmont, police said. | Google|
Chicago police are investigating the armed robbery of a 24-hour massage parlor in Lakeview on Saturday night.
Police said an employee of Masaj Now, 1235 West Belmont, called 911 after two offenders robbed the business and customers around 11:15 p.m. The offenders ordered customers and employees to stay in their rooms on the second floor while proceeds were collected, according to police.
The primary offender was described as a black male with short dreads who has tattoos on his face. He stood about 5’7” tall and wore a blue shirt with jeans. His accomplice was described as a dark-complected black male who wore a black hoodie
Masaj Now, also known as “Body Spa,” “Immediate Relaxation,” and “Turkish Bath Services,” offers in-house services as well as $220 outcall services by female therapists 24-hours-a-day, according to its website.
A police source described the robbery as “highly targeted.”