Serial salon robber suspected in second Niles hold-up
Skokie Police released this surveillance image of a man suspected of committing several hair salon robberies in the area since December. | Contributed photo
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Updated: March 18, 2013 1:17AM
NILES — A man suspected of robbing several suburban hair salons struck again in Niles this week, police said.
The robbery was reported at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hair Cuttery, 8303 Golf Rd.
Niles Police Sgt. Robert Tornabene said a man in his 30s entered the shop, approached the counter and, when an employee came to help him, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
The employee placed an undisclosed amount of cash inside a bag the suspect was carrying and he left the store, police said.
Tornabene said the robber is believed to be the same man who targeted another Niles salon on Dec. 28 as well as two salons in Skokie and one in Morton Grove.
“The pattern is pretty similar,” Tornabene said.
The Skokie robberies were reported Dec. 27 at Hair Cuttery, 9442 Skokie Blvd., and Jan. 10 at Supercuts, 3539 Dempster St. The Morton Grove robbery was reported Jan. 3 at Great Clips, 6761 Dempster St.
Additional robberies have also been reported at salons in Bensenville, Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Chicago, according to Skokie Police.
The suspect is described as about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. In the latest Niles robbery he was wearing dark sunglasses and a black jacket with the hood covering his head.
Anyone with information on the robberies or the suspect is asked to contact the Niles Police Department’s Investigations Unit at (847) 588-6500.