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WESTERN UNION ROBBER GETS 12 YEARS

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June 1, 2001 – A man convicted in December of armed robbery in connection with a Feb. 19, 2000, heist at the Western Union office on Dronningens Gade behind the Green House has been sentenced to 12 years in a federal prison.
William Henry Hodge, 24, of Vester Gade, who was also convicted of obstructing justice for threatening a witness, was given five years for robbery and obstruction and seven years for use of a firearm during a robbery.
Shortly after the robbery Hodge went to the home of a witness in the case and threatened to kill her. The witness, who was key to Hodge's conviction, had seen Hodge and his accomplice near the crime scene as they removed the stocking masks they were wearing and recognized them.
The accomplice is still at large. Hodge has refused to help police apprehend the second gunman in the robbery, according to the Daily News.
The sentences are to be served consecutively.

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