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Man charged with string of armed robberies in Back of the Yards

In the 1400 block of West 49th Place on March 26 at about 6:10 a.m.

In the 1200 block of West 49th Place on March 30 at about 7:20 p.m.

In the 4900 block of South Racine Avenue on April 3 at about 8:40 p.m.

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Henson was arrested Tuesday in the 4600 Block of South Halsted Street for retail theft and was linked to three armed robberies in Back of the Yards, police said:

Henson lives in the 1100 block of West 50th Street, blocks from the robberies, according to police. He was due in bond court Wednesday.

    Man charged with string of armed robberies in Back of the Yards
    A man with a long criminal record of theft and gun charges has been arrested for a string of armed robberies in the Back of the Yards neighborhood since late last month, according to Chicago police. Jeffon Henson, 30, has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a gun and one misdemeanor count of retail theft.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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