Posted By Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz || 20-Aug-2015
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
Categories: Theft & Property Crimes