The Evanston culinary student implicated in several beauty salon robberies in and around Chicago has been charged in four additional holdups in DuPage County, prosecutors said Friday.
Jason Logsdon, 41, has been held without bail in Cook County since Wednesday, when he was charged in a string of 11 armed robberies.
DuPage authorities raised the tally Friday, charging Logsdon in robberies committed in Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Bensenville.
Three of the DuPage hold-ups took place at salons along Roosevelt Road, DuPage authorities said. A fourth took place at a tobacco shop in Bensenville.
He was arrested earlier this week in Elmhurst, about seven hours after he allegedly robbed a Great Clips in Wicker Park. A witness supplied police with a partial license plate number and vehicle description that led to Logsdon’s arrest.
The Evanston resident had been expected to graduate this month from a culinary course.
According to testimony at his Cook County hearing, Logsdon told police that a crack cocaine habit spurred the crime spree, which started Dec. 26 with a holdup at the Bensenville business.
He is alleged to have targeted salons because it reduced the chances of being confronted by a male employee. Police say he armed himself with a pellet gun.
“Mr. Logsdon’s alleged crime spree knew no boundaries,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “He allegedly went where he thought the easy money would be.”
Authorities alleged Logsdon robbed the Smokers Best on York Road in Bensenville on Dec. 26. The following day, he allegedly held up a Sport Clips on Roosevelt Road in Lombard. On Jan. 2, Logsdon is alleged to have robbed a Hair Cuttery on Roosevelt in Lombard. The following day, he is alleged to have robbed a Great Clips on Roosevelt in Glen Ellyn.
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