(SKOKIE) Police are questioning a person of interest Monday night in connection with recent string of hair salon robberies in Chicago and several suburbs.
He is currently being questioned at the Skokie Police Department, though detectives from multiple jurisdictions are working on the case, Skokie police said in a release.
“There’s a joint investigation into the armed robberies of salons and we are questioning a person of interest,” Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer confirmed.
The arrest comes just hours after a Great Clips was robbed in the Wicker Park neighborhood, in the 1200 block of North Ashland Avenue about 10:45 a.m., police said.
However, Chicago police would not say Monday night whether today’s robbery is linked to the same serial bandit suspected of several robbing salons in recent months.
Authorities believe the robber has struck multiple times in Chicago, as well in Bensenville, Lombard, Skokie, Niles, Glen Ellyn and Morton Grove.
Authorities are conferring with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, though police caution the investigation is still in its early stages.
Detectives from Chicago and several suburbs are still working to follow up on “numerous” investigative leads, Skokie police said.
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