Royalty Spa Robbed at Gun Point

Police say they’re searching for two suspects after a pair of employees of Miller Ave. spa were forced to hand over cash, two cars and other items Friday night.

Police are looking for at least one suspect after an armed robbery at the Royalty Spa at 314 Miller Ave. Friday night.

As two employees of the spa were locking up for the night at around 10 p.m., they were met at the back door by a man displaying a handgun and forced back into the business and told not to move, according to Mill Valley Police Sgt. Paul Wrapp.

The employees were then forced at gun point to hand over an undisclosed amount of cash, keys to each of their cars, which were subsequently stolen, as well as some additional property, Wrapp said.

Police said the suspected armed robber is a Hispanic man in his 20s who was wearing a dark hat, dark glasses, a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. A second suspect is believed to be involved and had a similar description and visible tattoos on his arms, Wrapp said.

Neither employee sustained any injuries in the incident, police said.

The two stolen vehicles are a white 2010 Kia Sedona van with California license plate number 6LRX798 and a black 1999 Honda Civic with California license plate number 4EPP234, police said.

Royalty Spa has been reported as an adult massage parlor at a number of sites that reportedly list establishments that offer sex services. For instance, rubmaps.com, which features an interactive map of adult massage parlors and user-submitted reviews of masseuses and sex services, has a listing for Royalty Spa, as does a site called NaughtyReviews.com. A Yelp reviewer from December 2011 suggested that Royalty Sa was a “shameless, disguised brothel.”

Anyone with information about the crime has been asked to call Mill Valley police at (415) 389-4100.

Karina Ioffee May 06, 2012 at 05:34 AM
According to cops, massage parlors of dubious nature and/or brothels are frequently robbed because they are likely to have more cash on hand. They are also less likely to report it to the police if they are involved in illicit activity.
Citizen December 15, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Why hasn't this "massage parlor" been shut down yet? I was confused as to why there was nothing about it on the internet until I finally read this article. I think it's a bummer that it's been around so long, the police should seriously do something.
Michelle Rose July 07, 2013 at 02:41 PM
This place already been reported and police has done nothing about it. It's been open over 10 years and everyone knows its a parlor.


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