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Long Beach Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery at Vacant Home

By Joseph Low on March 8, 2013

A 17-year-old male from Long Beach was recently arrested by local police after being identified as one of two alleged assailants in an armed robbery. The incident occurred at a home in the North Park section of the city when three men were robbed after arriving to inspect a computer that was listed for sale, according to a report by the Long Beach Patch.

The men entered the home to look at a computer for sale, but after they entered, they were forced to the floor by two men wearing masks, one armed with a shotgun and the other with a revolver. One of the victims was apparently robbed of money, jewelry, and other items as well as was hit with the shotgun.

Later, police who were patrolling the area stopped the teenage suspect and identified him as one of the alleged assailants. He was charged with robbery aided by another, robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery causing physical injury, assault, and criminal use of a firearm. Police have stated that they recovered firearms that may have been used in the crime and that the home had actually been long vacant.

Robbery is defined by California Penal Code Section 211 as “the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.” Conviction of first-degree robbery can result in two, three, or five years in prison, but this can be extended by factors such as use of a firearm or physical injury of a victim.

For juveniles, being convicted of a crime can result in major penalties. However, California’s court system is focused on providing a chance for rehabilitation for teens, rather than simple imprisonment. Finding these options, however, can only be accomplished through the help of skilled legal representation. Long Beach juvenile crime defense lawyer Joseph Low is dedicated to giving every client the best chance at a better future. To learn more, call The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV at (888) 454-5569 for a free consultation on your case.

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