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North Philly man arrested in string of armed robberies

Hakim Benson, 20, of North Philadelphia was arrested Oct. 5 in connection with a series of 13 robberies in the 12th, 16th, 18th and 19th Police Districts — which cover West and Southwest Philadelphia, police said.

North Philly man arrested in string of armed robberies

Hakim Benson, 20, of North Philadelphia was arrested Oct. 5 in connection with a series of 13 robberies in West and Southwest Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Police photo)
Hakim Benson, 20, of North Philadelphia was arrested Oct. 5 in connection with a series of 13 robberies in West and Southwest Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Police photo)

Hakim Benson, 20, of North Philadelphia was arrested Oct. 5 in connection with a series of 13 robberies in the 12th, 16th, 18th and 19th Police Districts — which cover West and Southwest Philadelphia, police said.

Benson faces charges of robbery, assault and weapons violations — among other offenses — in each of the incidents, which occurred between Aug. 30 and Oct. 1.

Benson, of 25th Street near York, is being held in the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility and is set to appear in court on Oct. 17, according to court documents.

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