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After haircut, man robs salon at knife-point

Cost Cutters located 2 W. GrAve. Fox Lake Commons Fox Lake. Cost Cutters was robbed by William Bolt36 McHenry after

Cost Cutters located at 2 W. Grand Ave. in the Fox Lake Commons in Fox Lake. Cost Cutters was robbed by William Bolton, 36, of McHenry after receiving a hair cut. | Thomas Delany Jr~Sun-Times Media ORG XMIT: CST1303111627032130

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Updated: April 13, 2013 6:19AM

FOX LAKE — A McHenry man is accused of clipping a Fox Lake salon after he robbed the shop instead of paying for a haircut.

William Bolton, 36, of the 5000 block of Fox Lake Road, is being held on $100,000 bond after he got a haircut and then allegedly robbed the place of $250 while brandishing a large kitchen knife instead of paying $14.95 for the styling.

Bolton is charged with one count of armed robbery, a Class X felony. He also was wanted on a warrant for violation of an order of protection.

Fox Lake police said Monday that Bolton went into the Cost Cutters at Suite 108, 2 W. Grand Ave., Friday night and asked for a haircut.

He allegedly gave a fictitious telephone number to the staff, which asks for the information to track customers.

After his haircut, he pulled out the knife and demanded money. The victim last saw Bolton walking toward Route 12 carrying a black leather jacket and pair of khaki pants, which is how he concealed the knife.

At first, police thought they had the suspect through the telephone number, but then went to area motels on Route 12 on Saturday and found a suspect that fit the robber’s description.

Police obtained a photograph of the suspect and conducted a lineup with the victim and Bolton was positively identified as the person who robbed the store.

A consent search of Bolton’s room produced certain clothing items that he was described as carrying the day of the robbery.

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