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La Posh robbery

This photo shows two men suspected of robbing La Posh Salon, 7853 E. 108th Ave., Saturday in Winfield. Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call the Lake County sheriff's tip line at 800-750-2746.

A Winfield salon on Monday released surveillance video of a weekend robbery, and Lake County sheriff's police confirmed one of the suspects may be linked to a second robbery.

La Posh Salon, 7853 E. 108th Ave., was robbed by two men about 4 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's police said. The men displayed a handgun, took about $700 and left in a vehicle described as a white Volkswagen Jetta.

About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a man robbed the Pizza Hut at 10889 Randolph St. at gunpoint, police said. Witnesses described him as the same man who robbed La Posh a day earlier, Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball said.

The man was described as white, about 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 9 with an average build, Lake County sheriff's police said. 

A surveillance photo from the La Posh robbery circulated on social media during the weekend. The salon responded to a request Monday from The Times by releasing the surveillance video.

After the Pizza Hut robbery, the man was seen running through the parking lot of WiseWay Food World, 10839 Randolph St., police said.

Ball said his agency would be stepping up patrols and assisting sheriff's detectives in the investigation. He encouraged residents to call 911 about anything suspicious.

Anyone with information about the suspects' identities is asked to call the sheriff's tip line at 800-750-2746.

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Public Safety Reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.