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updated: 11/18/2012 12:26 PM

Chicago man charged in Craigslist robberies

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Associated Press

Chicago police have arrested a 20-year-old man they say robbed several people who were responding to ads posted on Craigslist.

In a news release, police said Andrew Jones of Chicago was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated battery and armed robbery.

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They said people responding to the ads would arrange to meet Jones at a specified location.

When they arrived Jones would display a handgun and escort them to the back of the location. Police said he then took their property, car keys and vehicles.

In one incident, a victim was shot.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the robberies involved people answering men-seeking-men ads and that they occurred on Nov. 5 and 12.

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