Witness accounts help police catch salon robber

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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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