NYPD Top Cop Praises Officer In Salon Robbery Attempt

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBS 2) – Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted robbery that went wrong on Saturday evening.

The suspect, named as Winston Cox, tried robbing a beauty salon where an off-duty police officer was getting her hair done, police said.

After Cox burst into Sabine’s Hallway Beauty Salon in Clinton Hill at 6:30 p.m., waved his gun and demanded cash, the officer identified herself, spooking the suspect who opened fire and missed, police said.

Officer Feris Jones, however, drew her weapon and fired an unknown number of shots.

“Officer Jones demonstrated professionalism and remarkable calm in taking police action while off duty yesterday and foiling an armed robbery, and possibly worse, after identifying herself as a police officer and confronting and deterring the gunman,” said NYPD Commissioner Kelly.

The 50-year-old officer may have hit Cox. Police said it is believed that Cox was shot in either his right arm or thigh and may have bandages on his hands. He is also believed to be armed with a revolver.

Detectives swarmed the area near Lafayette Gardens Housing Complex from the air and on the ground while following a possible blood trail.

The police are asking that anyone with information in regards to the suspect call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

  • fsilber

    Well, if there had not been a police officer off-duty, then the robbery would not have “gone wrong”, would it. From the perspective of the reporter, the robbery would have gone right. It’s just a matter as to whose side one is on.

  • Reasonable Liberal

    If she had killed him (thankfully he will live another day to reak Havoc in Brooklyn) at least we would have seen his Elementary School Graduation picture and read of his “Getting His life Together” Stories that all Criminals seem to have.

    Good Job by the Officer involved. Dan Te, is the Robber a friend or relative of yours, is that why you are so ‘Indignant’ about Police Officers?

  • pallen

    “off Duty” police officer foiled robbery. What if there was not an Off Duty Police officer there? Would he have shot and killed someone during the robbery because we as law-abiding residents are not allowed to carry a weapon to defend ourselves and our family, but “off-duty” police officers are allowed to protect theirs? Support Right To Carry Law for law abiding residents like 40 other States have.


    WOW…YOU GO GIRL…..Talk about a hairstyle to “ALMOST” die for..hopefully he’s somewhere with a bullet in his ass…THUG !

  • nathan

    Was he a muslim lol ?. HI DanTe!

    • weiner

      Oh oh! Watch it there Dan. Looks like you got yourself a psycho admirer. Looks like nathan’s looking to blow you.

  • DanTe

    “The 50-year-old officer may have hit Cox. Police said”


    Yeah right. The only thing a NYC cop can hit with a bullet is the back of their partner’s head, an innocent bystander 2 yards away, or their own foot. (Just read the news reports, these incidents all happened.)

    • marge

      You are probably a criminal yourself..maybe a child molester. You creep!!

  • pat

    Let me guess, Thats a recent police “mug” photo and he’s currently released on recog awaiting a court date. Crime is down across the board in NYC….yeah right.

  • tim

    He should have had his hair done as well while being there. Idiot!

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