Hair salon bandit indicted in Skokie
Updated: April 1, 2013 6:18AM
Jason Logsdon, the Evanston man charged with robbing 15 hair salons throughout the Chicago area, has been indicted on five counts of armed robbery.
The indictment covers robberies that occurred in Skokie, Morton Grove and Niles, all under the jurisdiction of Cook County Circuit Court District 2 in Skokie.
Logsdon, 41, appeared briefly in court Friday in Skokie when the indictment was announced. He was indicted a week earlier, prosecutors said.
Wearing canary yellow prison garb and appearing not to have shaved, the defendant did not speak.
Each charge of armed robbery is a Class X felony, according to the court.
Logsdon was recently charged in connection with 11 armed robberies of hair salons in Cook County and four salons or similar businesses in DuPage County. The robberies occurred between Dec. 26 and Feb. 4.
According to the court, he 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.
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 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 by witnesses, they arrested him.
Authorities said the car was not Logsdon’s, and the owner did not know for what it was being used.
Logsdon is scheduled to be arraigned March 8 in Skokie.~.