NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Tuesday for three men who allegedly held up a day spa on Staten Island and threatened an employee with a hammer.

The robbery happened around 6:20 p.m. this past Wednesday at the New Royal Spa, at 39 Railroad Ave. in the Dongan Hills section of Staten Island, police said.

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The suspects walked into the day spa and threatened the employee with the hammer before making off with $600, police said.

Police have released surveillance video of the suspects.

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Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

The same spa was robbed at knifepoint twice in five days last fall, according to a Staten Island advance report. A suspect – Steven Huscha, 36, of Staten Island – was charged in those cases, the newspaper reported.

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