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Serial salon robber

hairsalonrobberA man suspected of robbing more than a half dozen suburban hair salons hit another location.

He has struck salons in Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove, Glen Ellyn, Bensenville and Lombard.

Police say in all incidents the man showed employees a handgun and demanded cash, making off with an undetermined amount of money.

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DuPage County prosecutors have filed more charges against the Evanston man  who’s charged with a number of hair salons robberies in the Chicago area.

They say Jason Logsdon, 41,  also held up four businesses in the Western Suburbs, including three hair salons in Lombard and Glen Ellyn and a tobacco shop in Bensenville.
Logsdon is being held in the Cook County jail without bail.
Wednesday he was charged with a string of 11 armed robberies.

Logsdon reportedly told police he used a bb gun to rob hair salons because they were an easy target for cash to support his crack cocaine habit.

He was arrested earlier this week in Elmhurst, about seven hours after he allegedly robbed a Great Clips in Chicago’s Wicker Park. A witness supplied police with a partial license plate number and vehicle description that led to Logsdon’s arrest.

A man from Evanston who’s charged with robbing at least 11 hair salons says he did it to support his crack cocaine habit.

Police say 41-year-old Jason Logsdon used a bb gun and picked salons where there were no male workers.

He is accused of robbing five salons in Chicago, one in Broadview, one in Morton Grove and two in Niles and Skokie.

Police spotted Logsdon’s car after a witness at the last reported robbery in Wicker Park provided a partial license number.

Officials say additional charges are being pursued against Logsdon for robberies in Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Bensenville.


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.

A man charged with robbing several hair salons across the Chicago area is expected to face a bond judge Wednesday afternoon.


Jason Logsdon, 41, charged with robbing several salons in Chicago area.

Jason Logsdon, 41, of Evanston, is accused of hitting salons in Chicago, Skokie, Morton Grove, Broadview and Niles.

He was supposed to have a court hearing on Wednesday morning, but he claimed he didn’t feel well and was taken to a hospital.

He was arrested on Monday evening. Earlier that day, he allegedly robbed a salon in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

A witness provided a partial license plate number from that robbery. Chicago police ran variations on the number until they found a vehicle with a similar make and model. Skokie Police said the person who owned the car had no idea these robberies were happening.

Logsdon is accused of committing the robberies between December 26th and February 4th.

Authorities say his motive was financial, at least in the beginning.

He is facing 11 counts of felony armed robbery in Cook County. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office is also looking into additional charges against him for two robberies in Lombard, one in Glen Ellyn and one in Bensenville.

A man was charged with robbing several hair salons across Chicago area faces a bond judge Wednesday.


Jason Logsdon has been charged with 11 counts of armed robbery.

Jason Logsdon, 42, from Evanston has been charged with 11 counts of armed robbery.

Authorities arrested him on Monday in Skokie, just hours after he allegedly robbed a Great Clips salon in Wicker Park.

Police say surveillance video and lineups helped them capture him.

Logsdon is accused of entering the store, pulling out a hand gun and then handling over a dark bag to some employees.

Police say he took-off with $250.

Logsdon is believed to be responsible for at least 14 robberies at salons in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Skokie police are expecting to announce charges in a string of hair salon robberies at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A suspect was taken into custody Monday and detectives have 72 hours to bring down charges.

Police in Chicago, along with several other suburbs, are working together to nail down the case.

More than a dozen hair salons in Chicago and outlying suburbs were struck since December.

In each case, a gunman entered the shop, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. Surveillance video has proven helpful in this case.

Right now, police in Skokie are conducting a series of lineups to complete their investigation.

Police in Skokie have arrested a man in connection with a series of hair salon robberies around the Chicago area in recent weeks.

The arrest comes after a Great Clips salon in the 1200 block of North Ashland Avenue in Wicker Park was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the suspect fits the pattern of the man suspected in four beauty salon robberies in Chicago and several more in the suburbs, including Skokie, since December.

Skokie police are not yet commenting on what led up to yesterday’s arrest. So far no charges have been filed.

Chicago police are investigating another hair salon robbery– this time in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood.

Police say the suspect entered the “Great Clips” in the 1200 block of North Ashland Avenue around 10:45am Monday.

The man showed a semi-automatic handgun, demanded cash, and then drove off with about $250.

The robber’s description is similar to the suspect who’s hit at least a dozen other area hair salons in recent weeks.

A suspect in the recent wave of hair salon robberies is now in custody at the Skokie Police Department.

Police will only say the male suspect, “is currently being questioned” in their multi-jurisdictional investigation.

An armed robber continues to target an unlikely business: Hair salons.
The latest is the Hair Cuttery in Broadview.
Police say the suspect showed a weapon and demanded money from the register.
It’s just the latest salon to get robbed.
Police think the suspect has hit at eight others over the past month.
Authorities describe him as a white man with a moustache, just under six feet tall and 200-pounds.