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Two people taken into custody for alleged robbery

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Police believe they have taken two people into custody who are responsible for a group robbery that took place on a street in Seattle. The police allege that the two people were part of a group that robbed another person at gun point. Police arrived on the scene of the alleged robbery shortly after it ended and took a man into custody. Police found a gun and articles of clothing under a park bench that they believe belonged to the male. Police also found another wallet at the scene of the robbery that they believe was taken during another robbery one hour earlier.

Police also took a female into custody near the scene of the robbery. The alleged victim of the robbery identified both people and one of their clothing, leading to both of their charges. Police believe that the male was involved in both robberies mentioned. The two people will be held in custody during the investigation of the alleged robbery.

Both people accused might face felony theft charges. Robbery involves prosecutors proving that the persons accused committed a theft by using force or threats of violence. Here, police believe that the two people held the alleged victim at gun point while forcing them to hand over their belongings. Police say that they have a wallet from another robbery, the gun alleged to have been used in the robbery and positive identifications by the victim. Nevertheless, all persons charged have the presumption of innocence. A further investigation into the circumstances of the arrests may help clarify the matter.

The counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney may be beneficial for those charged with felonies. The attorney may review all the evidence and prove to be a critical voice when negotiating a plea deal or an outright dismissal.

Source: Rainier Valley Post, "Armed, Mid-Day Robbery at MLK & Myrtle; Two Arrests", November 05, 2013

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