Saturday, March 9, 2013
A 41-year-old Evanston resident plead not guilty at the Skokie Courthouse on Friday. Jason Logsdon is charged with robbing 15 different hair salons throughout the Chicagoland area, including two in Skokie.
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Saturday, March 9
Jason B. Logsdon, the 41-year-old dubbed the “hair salon bandit,” plead not guilty at the Skokie Courthouse on Friday, NBC Chicago reports. Logsdon is facing a total of 15 counts of armed robbery, 11 of which occurred in Cook County with the remaining four in DuPage County. Some of his earlier robberies happened in Skokie, Morton Grove and Niles. Eventually, Logsdon began robbing hair salons in rapid succession in Chicago, authorities said. Logsdon told police that he used a BB gun and robbed salons because he was addicted to cocaine. According to NBC, Judge Garit Howard approved a request that Logsdon receive drug treatment while incarcerated. His next court date is April 11. Read NBC’s story -- Logsdon’s previous robberies, coverage -- …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at a Lincoln Park Great Clips. The incident is the second of its kind in an eight-day time span in the Chicagoland area. Skokie and Niles have seen similar robberies, too.
Chicago police were investigating a second hair salon robbery in an eight-day time frame Tuesday afternoon that occurred that morning in Lincoln Park. The incident, which took place around 9:50 a.m. at Great Clips, 1005 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, involved a 200-plus pound Hispanic suspect clad in a red jacket and grey scarf who police estimate stands between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall. Brandishing a handgun, he walked into the salon and demanded money, according to Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. "He then fled on foot," Zala said, adding that no injuries were reported in connection with the crime. The offender got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police wouldn't confirm or deny the incident's potential connection to a Jan. 21 …