MODESTO (CBS13) — Deputies arrested a man accused of robbing a hair salon at knifepoint late Tuesday morning, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said.
Armando Calderon Ayala, 29, of Modesto, was pulled over and arrested about 30 minutes after his attempt to flee the area, authorities said. Ayala also reportedly admitted to robbing the business, TK Salon on Crows Landing Road.READ MORE: Sacramento Woman Ignores 'Do Not Cross' Sign, Hit And Killed By Car
A clerk worker at TK Salon suffered minor injuries after being knocked to the ground during the incident, authorities said. Despite this, the clerk was able to call 911 to report that a masked man armed with a knife entered the business demanding cash. The clerk was able to provide a suspect description that led to Ayala and the vehicle that he fled in.READ MORE: Downtown Sacramento Restaurant Vegan Deadly Sins Vandalized For Second Time
Some of the items stolen during the robbery were returned to its owner.MORE NEWS: Del Paso Boulevard Bike Party Hopes To Make Area Safer For Bicyclists
Ayala was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center and faces armed robbery charges in lieu of $50,000 bail.