Accused Hair Salon Bandit Denied Bond

Salons in Skokie, Bensonville, Broadview, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Morton Grove and Chicago had all been hit in the last couple of months, police said

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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.

    A Skokie judge denied bond Wednesday to a man accused of robbing several area hair salons over the past few weeks.

    Evanston resident Jason B. Logsdon, 41, faces 11 counts of armed robbery.

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    Many salon owners and their customers said they were more relaxed after hearing that a man suspected of robbing several shops in the area had been arrested. Christian Farr reports.

    Logsdon's public defender tried to argue against denying bond, but the judge said her decision was made because of Logsdon's "crack cocaine habit," and pointed out that even though a BB gun was used in the robberies, it's considered a deadly weapon because it could be used to bludgeon someone.

    Logsdon was arrested Monday evening, 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 address.

    Salons in Skokie, Bensonville, Broadview, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Morton Grove and Chicago had all been hit in the last couple of months, police said. Surveillance cameras recorded a Jan. 3 heist in Skokie.

    Logsdon was hospitalized Wednesday morning after complaining he felt sick, but was well enough to appear in court by the afternoon.

    He's scheduled to be back in court Thursday for a hearing on the 11th charge -- only 10 were on the docket Wednesday -- and later this month he'll appear in a Chicago courtroom in connection with the robberies here.