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Serial hair salon robber strikes again

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A man who robbed a Near North Side hair salon Monday morning is believed to be the same man who has robbed at least several other salons in the area.

SEE: Serial hair salon robber strikes again in Niles

The most recent robbery happened about 10 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of North Clybourn Avenue when the man walked into a Great Clips and demanded money, police said.

Manager Lorri Hykes says two of her employees were at the front of the store when a man walked in.

"He put the bag on the desk, held a gun to her head and said 'give me the money,'" Hykes explains. "And she didn't realize what he was saying at first. After a couple of times he said it, she finally gave him the money."

An employee handed him less than $200 cash and he ran out, police said. No one was injured.

Police believe the robber has also robbed two Lincoln Park salons in December 2012 and suburban salons in Bensenville, Lombard, Skokie, Niles, Glen Ellyn and Morton Grove.

Chicago Police believe this is the same man who has already hit eight other salons in Lincoln Park, and in suburbs like Bensenville, Lombard, Skokie, Niles, Glen Ellyn and Morton Grove.

Hair salons all over the city and the suburbs have heard stories of the serial salon robber.

"We knew about this guy," Great Clips Manager Lorri Hykes says. "All I could tell them was to be careful and watch yourself."

As for the employees at the Great Clips on Clybourn, their manager sent them home to recover.

"They're freaked out as you can imagine," Hykes says. "They were hysterical, they were shaking."

The suspect is described as a 30-35-year-old white Hispanic man with a light complexion, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-7 and 150-165 pounds, the alert said. He was last seen wearing a red jacket and gray skull cap.

Area Central detectives are investigating.


The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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