One man in Pennsylvania was recently accused of robbing a bank. He ended
up being arrested onrobbery charges. However, police said it appeared he was also connected to the
recent robbery of an area drug store.
Police reported that the man was taken into custody after robbing a Citizens
Bank. However, another robbery took place at a Ride Aid drug store just
two days after the bank robbery. It was believed that the man, 61, had
participated in this robbery too.
Police said a clerk was able to identify the man as being part of a heist
at the Rite Aid. At the time, the man was only facing charges for the
first robbery. Police, however, said the man would soon face robbery charges
and other related charges.
If a person in Pennsylvania is convicted on robbery charges, he or she
may face several years in prison; the conviction also tarnishes his or
her criminal record, making it difficult to claim jobs in the future.
Because of the serious consequences of a robbery conviction, prosecutors
have to prove these types of criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt
before a conviction can be secured. Instead of going directly to trial
to aggressively fight the charges, the defendant may choose to accept
a plea deal if offered, which may result in a lighter sentence. Either
way, the criminal defense will strive for an outcome that will be in the
client's best interest while simultaneously making sure that his or
her rights are protected throughout the criminal proceeding.
Source: dailyjournal.net, "Man jailed on central Pennsylvania bank robbery
charges suspected in drug store heist, too", Aug. 10, 2015