Hairy Situation: Serial Salon Robber Charged in DuPage County

Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, was charged with four armed robberies in DuPage County. He was charged earlier in the week at the Skokie Police Department. He faces up to 120 years in prison.

An Evanston man already charged in 11 business and hair salon robberies in the Chicagoland area was charged Friday with robbing a Glen Ellyn Great Clips, along with three other businesses in Lombard.

Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 block of Chicago Avenue, Evanston, was charged with allegedly robbing four DuPage County businesses in the past two months, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.

He was charged with four counts of armed robbery, each a Class X Felony punishable by up to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The law allows for the sentences to be served consecutively, making it possible that Logsdon could serve a maximum sentence of 120 years.

Logsdon was charged earlier in the week in Skokie with robbing 11 businesses.

On Jan. 3, Glen Ellyn Police responded to a robbery call at the Great Clips located at 692 Roosevelt Road. At the time of the incident, employees told police the man entered the Great Clips, displayed a gun and demanded money. He left the store with a small, undisclosed amount of cash and was seen walking east. Officials said on Friday that the incident took place at about 10:50 a.m.

In addition to the Glen Ellyn robbery, Logsdon is implicated in the following robberies:

  • Smokers Best located on York Road in Bensenville. Police said Logsdon robbed the business on Dec. 26, 2012, at about 9:55 a.m.
  • Sport Clips located on Roosevelt Road in Lombard. Police said Logsdon robbed the business on Dec. 27, 2012, at about 6:11 p.m.
  • Hair Cuttery located on Roosevelt Road in Lombard. Police said Logsdon robbed the business on Jan. 2, 2013, at about 10:42 a.m.

Berlin said in a news release that Logsdon would enter the business disguised and armed with a pellet gun. He would point the gun at an employee and demand money. Once he received the money, he would leave on foot.

“Mr. Logsdon’s alleged crime spree knew no boundaries,” Berlin said in the release. “He allegedly went where he thought the easy money would be. This case is a perfect example of how, by working together and pooling our information and resources, law enforcement agencies can arrest and hold responsible those who commit crimes in multiple jurisdictions. I would like to thank all the law enforcement agencies involved, particularly the Bensenville, Lombard and Glen Ellyn Police Departments for their outstanding police work and complete cooperation throughout this entire case.”

Logsdon was arrested in the 200 block of Lake Street in Elmhurst Monday a few hours after a Wicker Park Great Clips was robbed of about $250, Patch reported. 

“This case also exemplifies the importance of the public’s cooperation in solving crimes,” Glen Ellyn Deputy Police Chief Bill Holmer said in the news release. “I applaud the witnesses for their strength and willingness to do their part in stopping this offender.”

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