Man Robs Skokie Hair Salon at Gunpoint

A man robbed a hair salon at Fashion Square Shopping Mall in Skokie on Dec. 27. The suspect made off with $110 after posing to buy a bottle of shampoo.


A hair salon worker was greeted with an unexpected transaction on Dec. 27, one police believe might be related to several similar incidents.

Police responded to a robbery at Hair Cuttery at Fashion Square Shopping Mall, 9442 Skokie Blvd., on Dec. 27 around 10:34 a.m. According to the report, a man walked into the hair salon while two employees were working; one was shampooing a customer’s hair while the other was up front at the register. The suspect then approached the cashier with a bottle of shampoo he was pretending to purchase, according to the report.

After exchanging a few words with the cashier, the man pulled out a black revolver from his backpack and said, “Give me the money,” the report stated. The worker then became “flustered” and walked away from the register. She then informed her coworker about the situation. That worker said, “Well, give him the money.”

The cashier ultimately gave the suspect a $110 before he fled the store.

Police said they believe the same suspect has committed similar robberies in Bensenville, Lombard, Niles, Glen Ellyn and possibly Chicago. The culprit typically strikes early in the morning or late in the evening. In all cases, however, the offender chose a hair salon in a strip mall.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 6-feet-tall, 200 to 230-pounds and being anywhere from 35 to 45-years-of-age, police said.

 At this time, no arrests have been made.

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Harry Gio January 08, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Having cameras was a HUGE help... However, if they had MORE cameras, ones positioned at Eye-Level, the police would have been able to get a better look at the armed robber... If Illinois residents ALL carried guns, the armed robbery crime rate would go DOWN by 99%; because an armer robber would have second, third and forth thoughts before wielding a gun at a store clerk.
Sandrina Roc January 08, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Typical NRA garbage talk.
Oliver P. McCracken January 08, 2013 at 08:06 PM
My dear hot-headed little fellow, The mere suggestion that "ALL" residents should carry guns quickly invalidates your argument. I wouldn't trust even 10% of our imbecilic populace with firearms. Having grown up, many years back, shooting and hunting, us lads (and the occasional lady) were instructed in the safety and proper use of said weaponry. Safe and conservative use of firearms, conservation of natural resources, and other sound ways of thinking were how gun owners USED to be. But now it sadly seems they are feeble-minded reactionaries who would arm every semi-literate, slobbering nitwit out there. I would rather not live in an area where the idiotic status quo carry guns. I dread what might happen if one of you brainless twits had to face an "armer" robber in the middle of his "forth" thoughts....
Nicola Jackson January 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM


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