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Crime & Courts

Man charged in DuPage robberies sentenced to 14 years in Cook County

An Evanston man accused of robbing four DuPage County businesses in 2012 and 2013 has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 separate robberies, all hair salons, in Cook County, prosecuters announced Wednesday.

Jason Logsdon, 42, of 900 Chicago Ave. still faces charges for DuPage County robberies in December 2012 and January 2013. The targeted businesses included Smokers Best on York Road in Bensenville, Sport Clips on Roosevelt Road in Lombard, Hair Cuttery on Roosevelt Road in Lombard and Great Clips on Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn.

A disguised Logsdon allegedly entered each of the businesses armed with a pellet gun and demanded money, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. It is alleged he then left each scene on foot after receiving the money.

A joint investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area led to Logsdon’s arrest Feb. 4, 2013, just hours after committing an armed robbery in Wicker Park. An employee was able to provide a partial license plate number to police who tracked the car to Skokie, according to a Cook County State's Attorney news release.

Logsdon told police he needed the money to support his crack cocaine habit and that he targeted hair salons because they tended to have female employees and were less risky, the release said.

In Cook County, Logsdon pleaded guilty to robbing five hair salons in Chicago, one in Broadview, one in Morton Grove, two in Niles and two in Skokie.

In DuPage County, Logsdon is charged with four counts of armed robbery, each a Class X felony punishable by as many as 30 years. According to sentencing guidelines, sentences can be served consecutively, meaning Logsdon could serve a maximum of 120 years.

Logsdon is next due in DuPage County Court on March 24.

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