Man attacks spa workers after they refuse to accept his fake $100 bill

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police are searching for a man who attacked and robbed workers at two salons in Queens after trying to pass a counterfeit bill.

The first attack was at the Beauty and Nail Salon on Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood on Saturday morning, police said.

The man attempted to pay for services with a counterfeit $100, according to police.

When a 52-year-old worker refused to accept the bill, the man assaulted her and stole three cell phones, $200 and a camera receiver, police said.

Then on Saturday afternoon, the man again tried to pay for services with a counterfeit $100 at the Sunshine Foot Spa on Grandview Avenue in Ridgewood, according to police.

When a 39-year-old worker confronted the man about the bill, he grabbed her by the neck and stole two cell phones, police said.

Neither of the women were seriously injured in the attacks.

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