EL CAJON–El Cajon police arrested a 44 year-old woman for allegedly robbing a hair salon, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Officers say Shannin Marsh entered a hair salon located at 437 E. Main acting as a customer. After receiving a treatment, Marsh allegedly pulled out a black handgun and robbed the employee at gunpoint, taking the victim’s purse. A witness saw the woman flee in a dark colored SUV, and was able to take a cell phone picture of the vehicle and its license plate.
Officers located the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of a commercial complex located at 3835 Avocado, in unincorporated El Cajon. The vehicle was unoccupied. Several officers searched the area on foot and located the woman walking around the commercial complex. She was arrested.
Sheriff’s department informed officers of an attempted armed carjacking prior to Marsh’s arrest. The woman possibly matched the description of the carjacking suspect.
El Cajon police and Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the incident.