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posted: 1/3/2013 1:48 PM

Armed robber hits Glen Ellyn hair salon

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A man armed with a handgun robbed a Glen Ellyn hair salon Thursday morning and escaped with a small amount of cash, police said.

It was the second time in two days a hair salon was robbed along Roosevelt Road. Glen Ellyn Deputy Chief William Holmer said police are investigating the similarities between Thursday's incident and a robbery Wednesday morning at Hair Cuttery in Lombard.

The man in the Glen Ellyn robbery entered the Great Clips Salon at 692 Roosevelt Road about 9:30 a.m. and displayed a handgun while demanding money, police said. He fled on foot.

No one was injured.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man around 35 years old and standing 5 feet 10 inches and weighing about 230 pounds. He was wearing dark tan pants with a black jacket and carrying a black backpack. He wore a hat and a scarf covering much of his face.

A day earlier, a man with a similar description displayed a handgun while robbing the Lombard salon at 213 E. Roosevelt Road. In that case, the suspect was wearing a black coat with jeans and a brown scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information about the Glen Ellyn robbery is asked to call police at (630) 469-1187.

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