Man tries to rob Annapolis salon with fake gun, receptionist laughs

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJLA) - A man accused of attempting to rob an Annapolis salon with a fake gun is in custody after the salon's receptionist reportedly laughed in his face, then alerted police.

On Wednesday around 5 p.m., Annapolis police said a suspect entered the Bubbles Hair Salon at 2564 Solomons Island Road and announced he was robbing the place.

The man reportedly had his arm and hand under his shirt implying that he had a weapon, though he never displayed one or implicitly said he had one.

Police said the man repeated his demands, but the receptionist laughed at him, not believing he was serious.

The woman told police the man then made "small talk" before leaving the salon.

A short time later, the receptionist flagged down a police officer and reported the incident. She advised police the suspect left and went into another nearby business before being picked up by a white Nissan. The receptionist was able to provide police with a partial license plate number.

Detectives responded and investigated, and with the help of witnesses, were able to identify the suspect as Ryan Michael Trembly, 29, of Curtis Bay, Md. Investigators were able to locate Trembly at his mother’s house in the Curtis Bay area.

Trembly was arrested and charged with attempted robbery and the theft of less than $1,000.

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