Alleged Salon Bandit Pleads Not Guilty

Evanston resident Jason B. Logsdon, 41, faces 15 counts of armed robbery after a string of salon robberies

By Amanda Bonafiglia
|  Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 8:26 PM CDT
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Jason B. Logsdon of Evanston faces 11 counts of armed robbery in connection with a string of salon heists. Christian Farr reports.

Jason B. Logsdon of Evanston faces 11 counts of armed robbery in connection with a string of salon heists. Christian Farr reports.

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The man accused of robbing several hair salons in the Chicago area pleaded not guilty to five counts of armed robbery Friday.

Evanston resident Jason B. Logsdon, 41, faces 15 counts of armed robbery after a string of salon robberies in Cook County between Dec. 26 and Feb. 4.

His pleas Friday were only in connection to cases that occurred in the jurisdiction of the Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie: Skokie, Morton Grove and Niles. Other charges will be handled in other jurisdictions, including Chicago and DuPage County.

Each charge of armed robbery is a Class X felony, according to the court.

Logsdon was arrested last month just hours after a robbery at a Wicker Park salon in the 1200 block of Ashland. Police said a witness caught a license plate number, which led police to his arrest.

Authorities said he used a BB gun in most of the robberies, and stole between $100 and $800 in each incident.

Following a statement made by Logsdon that each robbery occurred due to an ongoing crack cocaine habit, Judge Garrit Howard approved a request made by his lawyer, Leslie Rogoff, for drug treatment during his incarceration.

Logsdon also stated he concentrated on salons because he knew there wouldn’t be many males present.

His next court date in Skokie was scheduled for April 11.

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