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Witness accounts help police catch salon robber

 

Authorities released more details of the arrest and apprehension of a robber who targeted hair salons in the Chicago area.

According to police reports, 41-year-old Jason Logsdon used a BB gun to carry out at least 11 robberies in the Chicago area.  He targeted chain hair salons and usually only made off with a few hundred bucks cash each time.

The Chicago Tribune reports Logsdon told police the robberies paid for his crack cocaine habit. After the last reported robbery in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, police say a witness was able to spot the suspect’s license plate as he drove off.

On Monday, Skokie police were able to track the car down in Evanston. Then the officers followed the suspect as he drove to suburban Elmhurst, where they pulled him over and took him in to custody.

Today officers from several police agencies held a joint news conference.  Charges didn’t come down until today because investigators had to interview victims and witnesses in eight different cities and villages.

Police credited the witness for providing detectives the break in the case.

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10 Comments to “Witness accounts help police catch salon robber”

    BRANDY JONES said:
    February 6, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    WHAT PPL WOULD DO FOR DRUGS

    guest said:
    February 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    this guy deserves a long time in jail even thou he did not hurt anyone he mentally abused alot of hairstylists…….now my co-workers have to live w the fact he had a gun pointed at them!!!!!!! this guy is pathetic!!!!!!!

    ??? said:
    February 6, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Glad he was white??

    John said:
    February 6, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    All he wanted initially was a haircut….

      KAY said:
      February 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      LOL!!!!

    Jonathan said:
    February 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Oh, he's gonna get all the haircuts he needs now! Room and board, payed for by US! That is still armed robbery!

    Crackers on Crack said:
    February 7, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    You know he'll get off easy cause he's white!

      dumb comments said:
      February 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      your an idiot

        Crackers on Crack said:
        February 7, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        That was a dumb comment…by you!

    KAY said:
    February 7, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    WELL AS YOU CAN SAY, BLACK PEOPLE AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO ABUSE DRUGS.

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