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Cops charge S. Philly man with 18 robberies

August proved to be a pretty busy month for Eugene Jones, cops say.

Cops charge S. Philly man with 18 robberies

Eugene Jones
Eugene Jones

August proved to be a pretty busy month for Eugene Jones, cops say.

Jones, 42, robbed at least 18 people at gunpoint across South Philadelphia between Aug. 5 and Aug. 29, according to police. Investigators said Jones acted alone during his heists, which were committed close to his parked getaway car, a black Chrysler.

Detectives arrested Jones at his home on Bonsall Street near McKean on Aug. 29, about a half-hour after he robbed a 40-year-old woman at 13th and Wolf streets. Investigators said they found numerous stolen purses, credit cards, cell phones and identification cards when they executed search warrants on his home and car.

Jones, who has 17 prior arrests, was charged with multiple counts of robbery and related offenses, police said.

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