UPDATED: Jan. 3, 2:55 p.m.
A man brandishing a handgun robbed a Great Clips in Glen Ellyn early Thursday morning, getting away on foot with a small amount of money.
Glen Ellyn police responded to the robbery call at the Great Clips, 692 Roosevelt Road, at 9:30 a.m., said Deputy Chief Bill Holmer.
Employees told police the man entered the Great Clips, displayed a gun and demanded money. He left the store with a small, undisclosed amount of money and was seen walking east, Holmer said in a news release Thursday afternoon.
Witnesses described the man as being about 35 years old, about 5’10” and 230 pounds. He was carrying a black backpack and wearing tan pants, a black jacket and a scarf that covered most of his face.
Holmer said police were investigating similarities between the Glen Ellyn robbery and a robbery that took place in Lombard a day earlier. The robbery in Lombard also took place at a salon, but it wasn't a Great Clips, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Glen Ellyn Police Department at 630-469-1187.