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Suspect In Custody For Hair-Salon Robberies

An armed robber strikes a Skokie beauty salon. (Niles Police)

An armed robber strikes a Skokie beauty salon. (Niles Police)

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SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — Police say they may have captured the armed bandit who has recently been robbing hair salons in Chicago and the suburbs.

Skokie Police confirmed late Monday that a suspect has been arrested and is being questioned about the string of more than a dozen robberies.

“It is still in the early stages of the investigation and several detectives from many jurisdictions are following up numerous investigative leads,” a news release said.

Further details weren’t available.

The latest hair salon was robbed Monday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

In each robbery, the partially disguised suspect has brandished a gun and demanded money, usually netting hundreds in cash.