The 41-year-old Evanston resident pled not guilty in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday. Jason Logsdon is charged with robbing 15 different hair salons throughout the Chicago area.
Hair Salon Bandit
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Jason Logsdon, 41, told police that he robbed more than a dozen hair salons to feed his crack habit. He is charged with five counts of armed robbery, according to the 'Sun-Times.'
Evanston resident Jason Logsdon was indicted this week on five counts of armed robbery at the Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie, in connection with a series of hair salon robberies spanning two counties, the Sun-Times reports. Police say Logsdon, 41, of the 900 block of Chicago Avenue, robbed 15 hair salons in eight different municipalities, including Skokie, Niles and Morton Grove. According to the Sun-Times, Logsdon used a BB gun to rob the salons, and typically made off with anywhere between $100 to $800 from each robbery. He also told authorities that he committed the robberies to feed his crack habit. Logsdon is next scheduled to appear in court on March 8.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Jason Logsdon, 41, of Evanston, was charged with four armed robberies in DuPage County. He was charged earlier for robberies in Niles, Skokie and Chicago. He faces up to 120 years in prison.
An Evanston man already charged in 11 business and hair salon robberies in the northern suburbs 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 jail. 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 with robbing 11 businesses in the northern …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office Charged an Evanston man with 11 counts of armed robbery today. The announcement was made at the Skokie police station.
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved 11 counts of armed robbery against an Evanston man today. The announcement was made at the Skokie Police Department at 10:30 a.m. Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 block of Chicago Avenue in Evanston, was charged with 11 counts of armed robbery, all Class X felonies. Police believe Logsdon is responsible for a total of 15 robberies, but the remaining four occurred in DuPage County. That county is still continuing its investigation, police said. WGN is reporting that Logsdon executed the robberies to support his cocaine and crack habit. The news outlet attributed the information to an unknown source. Logsdon appeared in court earlier today but was taken away by an ambulance to a nearby hospital…
The Skokie Police Department will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, Feb. 6, regarding the arrest of a man that it says is responsible for a recent string of hair salon robberies in the Chicagoland area.
Read our update here The Skokie Police Department has been working around the clock with Chicago and other area detectives since Monday afternoon. The reason: The department believes it's nabbed a serial hair salon bandit, who it says is responsible for 15 armed robberies that occurred in eight different municipalities, spanning two counties. On Tuesday evening, the Skokie Police Department - along with Chicago detectives - followed up on investigative leads regarding the hair salon robberies. "This is a complicated and time consuming process," the department said in a press release. "We continue to work with the offices of the Cook County and DuPage County State's Attorney. We are hopeful that criminal charges will be approved." The …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A man that is believed to be involved in a string of hair salon robberies was taken into custody by the Skokie Police Department on Monday around 9 p.m.
Skokie police issued a press release stating that they believe they have the “hair salon bandit” in custody on Monday around 9:46 p.m. Skokie, working in cooperation with other police departments, arrested a suspect they believe is responsible for a recent string of hair salon robberies. The offender is currently being questioned by Skokie police detectives. It is still in the early stages of the investigation and several detectives from many jurisdictions are following up on numerous investigative leads, police said. Earlier today, a Great Clips in the Wicker Park neighborhood was robbed around 10:45 a.m. There were also four similar robberies in the Lincoln Park area in recent weeks as well. The robberies began gaining notoriety after a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
A Great Clips in Chicago was robbed Monday around 10:10 a.m. This comes after several hair salons in Skokie and Niles were robbed.
Updated 11:43 p.m. - A Great Clips in Chicago was robbed at gunpoint on Monday, police said. The robber entered the salon at 1235 N. Clybourn at 10:10 a.m., pointed a black handgun at the stylists and demanded she put money in his backpack. The offender then fled the scene westbound, an officer at Chicago News Affairs said. The man was wearing a red puffy coat, red jacket and a skullcap, police said. Police believe this individual is the same person that robbed two hair salons in Lincoln Park in December. The Great Clips robbery is also similar to those of recent weeks in surrounding suburbs such as Skokie and Niles. It is unclear if the Jan. 21st robber is the same individual responsible for those that occurred in the suburban area, …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The following is a selection of police related items from area Patches. Where an arrest is referenced it is only an accusation and does not indicate a conviction.
Niles Hair Salon Bandit Strikes Again, Reward Offered Niles Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against the suspect wanted for a string of hair salon robberies in Niles, Skokie, Morton Grove and other northern and western suburbs in the past two to three weeks, according to a statement from Crime Stoppers. Read more: Stylists 'Terrified' of Hair Salon Bandit Two robberies of hair salons in Niles occurred and are believed to have been committed by this suspect. The first occurred Dec. 28 at about 8:40 p.m. in a hair salon in a strip mall in the 5600 block of Touhy. The second occurred Monday, Jan. 14 at about 11:40 a.m. in a hair salon in a strip mall in …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Niles Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charging of the suspect who has robbed numerous hair salons in Niles, Skokie, Morton Grove and other suburbs.
Niles Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and filing of criminal charges against the suspect wanted for a string of hair salon robberies in Niles, Skokie, Morton Grove and other northern and western suburbs in the past two to three weeks, according to a statement from Crime Stoppers. Read more: Stylists 'Terrified' of Hair Salon Bandit Two robberies of hair salons in Niles occurred and are believed to have been committed by this suspect. The first occurred Dec. 28 at about 8:40 p.m. in a hair salon in a strip mall in the 5600 block of Touhy. The second occurred Monday, Jan. 14 at about 11:40 a.m. in a hair salon in a strip mall in the 8300 block of Golf Road (in Four Flaggs Shopping …
Two hair stylists in Skokie talk about security precautions - such as keeping their doors locked at all times - after the hair salon bandit robbed three area salons in a two-week span.
Despite the store being open, walk up to Hair Cuttery in Village Crossing and expect the doors to be locked. It's a security precaution the employees have taken since the hair salon bandit has robbed three area salons - two in Skokie, one in Niles - in two weeks. "We started locking our doors on Monday," said Hair Cuttery stylist Dyana Kheyo, 22. "We're terrified. Our customers are terrified. They know what's been going on. It's been all over the news." While the door was locked, both employees opened it with a smile after realizing this reporter wasn't there to rob them. "It's just a precaution," said stylist Molly Kobylt, 24. "We know he uses a gun. We know he's robbed eight salons already. Yeah, he hasn't been violent, but who's to say …