Cops have finally snipped the salon robbing spree of an Evanston, Ill. man who allegedly knocked off more than a dozen beauty parlors in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
The Chicago Tribune reports Jason Logsdon has been linked to 15 area armed robberies and charged with 11, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.
The 41-year-old unemployed man started his robbery spree Dec. 26 of last year, according to ABC Chicago. His latest robbery was Monday at a Great Clips Salon in Wicker Park, near the intersection of North and Ashland, in which he reportedly used a BB gun to hold up staff just as he allegedly had at beauty salons around the area in recent weeks.
In all, the so-called "Bad Hair Bandit" netted between $100 and $800 from each robbery, according to the Sun-Times. The state's attorney's office said five of the robberies happened in Chicago, two occurred in Skokie, two took place in Niles, one was committed in Morton Grove, and one happened in Broadview.
Police caught up with Logsdon after an eyewitness to the Monday morning robbery in Chicago saw a portion of the license plate on Logsdon's getaway car. Skokie police found the plate was in their system since they had pulled the car over twice in the past for minor traffic violations, according to the Sun-Times.
The car was registered to an Evanston woman who told CBS Chicago from behind her locked door, “I’m done. I’m sorry,” when asked if she knew who was driving the car when it was pulled over and later towed Monday night.
Though no one was hurt in any of the holdups, as many as six suburbs are collaborating with Chicago police. Charges against Logsdon were filed in Cook County, though police say DuPage County is conducting an investigation of its own.