Police Arrest Third Suspect in Armed Robbery Case
While theft may not often occupy the prime-time news spots that crimes such as murder do, it can be just as devastating to those found guilty. Regardless of the type of crime for which you are accused, a 30-year prison sentence is a 30-year prison sentence.
According to a report, a suspect was arrested in the DeKalb area for robbing a couple using a weapon. This arrest marks the third of what police expect to be four in the investigation. The group allegedly forced their way into an apartment in November 2013 and stole credit cards and a host of electronics, including cellphones and an Xbox. Police are still seeking a Chicago man who is the fourth suspect in the case.
The report states that one of the four men hit the apartment’s male resident with a gun before threatening to shoot him. While the report does not state whether each individual was holding a gun, all suspects were considered armed. The third suspect is charged with armed robbery, theft and home invasion. An armed robbery or home invasion conviction could find the suspect facing up to 30 years in prison.
Whether you’ve stolen an Xbox or you’ve never stolen anything in your life, you too could potentially be facing theft charges in the future. A conviction can have serious and far-reaching consequences, including damage to your reputation and a criminal record.
Just because you’re innocent doesn’t mean you can’t be accused, and just because you’ve been accused doesn’t mean you aren’t innocent. Whether you’re a juvenile or an adult, whether you’re facing aggravated robbery charges or credit card theft charges, you must arm yourself with a strong defense. This may help you decide how best to avoid a conviction or lessen penalties as a result of plea deal.
Source: Daily Chronicle, “Third suspect arrested in DeKalb home invasion,” Jillian Duchnowski, Jan. 25, 2014
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