Suspected hair salon bandit charged in four more robberies in DuPage
Updated: February 11, 2013 6:16PM
WHEATON — A north suburban man being held without bond for 11 hair salon robberies in Chicago and surrounding Cook County suburbs has now been charged with robbing four DuPage County businesses, including three salons and a tobacco store.
Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 block of Chicago Avenue in Evanston, was charged Friday with four counts of armed robbery, each a Class X felony, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.
Prosecutors allege he robbed the Sport Clips in Lombard on Dec. 27; the Hair Cuttery in Lombard on Jan. 2; and the Great Clips in Glen Ellyn on Jan. 3.
Logsdon was charged earlier this week with 11 armed robberies of hair salons in and around Chicago from Dec. 26 through Feb. 4. He allegedly told authorities he committed the robberies to feed his crack cocaine habit, and picked chain hair salons because there wouldn’t be many men there, authorities in Cook County said.
But in a change of scenarios, he also robbed the Smokers Best tobacco shop in Bensenville on Dec. 26, according to prosecutors.
On Wednesday in Skokie, Cook County Judge Marcia Orr ordered Langdon held without bond on 10 of the 11 charges, citing his crack habit, the number of charges and the short time frame in which he committed the crimes. And on Thursday in Maywood, Judge Stanley Hill denied bond for the 11th robbery, which took place in Broadview, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
DuPage County prosecutors will eventually have him apprear for a bond hearing on the charges there, but no date has been set, spokesman Paul Darrah said.
Logsdon allegedly used a BB gun in most of the robberies, and stole between $100 and $800 in each incident, authorities said.
A witness to the last robbery, Monday in Wicker Park, caught the license plate number of the car in which he drove away. When Skokie police looked up the plate in their system, they learned they had pulled the car over twice in the past for minor violations. Once they received word that Logsdon had been identified, they arrested him.
Authorities said the car was not Logsdon’s, and the owner did not know for what it was being used.
Of the 11 Cook County robberies for which he is charged, five took place in Chicago, two in Skokie, two in Niles, one in Morton Grove and one in Broadview.