Recent Posts in Robbery Category

  • Deadly Weapon Enhancement

    || 14-Feb-2014

    When tempers flare and physical violence occurs, people don't always realize the ramifications of their actions. What many people may view as a simple bar fight, prosecutors may view as an assault with a deadly weapon. Pennsylvania law defines different levels of "physical attacks" in terms of simple assault and aggravated assault. However, lingering behind as assault could be the ...
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  • Should You Let a Maintenance Worker into your Home?

    || 22-Mar-2013

    Investigators Continue to Search for Home Invader Posing as Gas Worker The Timeleader.com published a photo sketch of the man that entered a woman's home in Forty-Fort posing as gas utility employee and then assaulted her inside of her home. The owner of the home harmlessly let the man into her house and then suffered an attack from the imposter maintenance man. Investigators report that the ...
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  • Oscar Pistorius Saga: Murder or Mistake?

    || 26-Feb-2013

    CNN reports that prosecutors in South Africa are seeking to charge Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. Pistorius stated that he fired shots into the bathroom believing that there was an intruder inside and adamantly denies any allegation that he intended to shoot Reeva. Although the shocking and ...
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  • Eynon Bank Robbed

    || 5-Jan-2013

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are frightened by the severe invasion of their personal well-being and also are deprived of their valuable property or money. Banks are a common target because they hold large quantities of money and are easily accessible to the public. The Scranton ...
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  • Teen Charged in Armed Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

    || 30-May-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well-being as well as the deprivation of their valuable property. Victims of home invasion have their personal security stripped away and must re-live the fear each day within their ...
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  • Edwardsville Sunoco Robbed

    || 26-Apr-2012

    Teenagers can stray down the wrong path both quickly and without a good understanding of the seriousness of their behavior. The reckless nature of misguided or wild teens often ends with trouble with police and prison. Society, schools, and religious organizations all try to steer teens in the right direction but all too frequently are left with the gut-wrenching realization that their efforts ...
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  • PNC Bank in Hazle Township Robbed

    || 16-Apr-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well being as well as the deprivation of their valuable property. Banks are historically a very common target due to the nature of a bank holding large quantities of money. Banks have ...
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  • Stabbing, shooting, punching. or any type of offensive contact inflicted upon another person will land the aggressor in serious legal trouble. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or intent to cause serious bodily injury to the victim. The object ...
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  • Dunkin' Donuts Robbed!

    || 14-Apr-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well being as well as the deprivation of their valuable property. Convenient stores and diner-type establishments are historically a very common target due to the low level security ...
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  • Robbery Suspect Identified One-Year Later

    || 29-Feb-2012

    Convenient stores are historically a very common target of robbers because of the low level of security and easy access to any member of the public. Convenient stores have instituted many methods to deter robbery, but are still routinely plagued by robbers using force to steal large quantities of money. If you have been arrested and charged with robbery; you need an aggressive Luzerne County ...
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  • 98-Year Old Woman Robbed on Christmas Eve

    || 11-Feb-2012

    Robbery is the unlawful taking of another's property by use of force, intimidation, or threats and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened by the severe invasion of their personal well being as well as deprived of their valuable property. Convenient stores provide ample opportunities for robbers to steal from a cash register or even a patron walking to ...
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  • Elderly Business Owner Attacked and Robbed

    || 5-Jan-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well-being as well as by being deprived of their valuable property or money. Store clerks and owners are often the targets of violent robbers because of the stores lack of security and ...
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  • Scranton Bar Stabbing

    || 19-Sep-2011

    Scranton Police Search for Suspect in Bar Stabbing. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or an intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. The object need not be a knife or gun, but could be any object used to inflict bodily harm upon ...
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  • Scranton Woman Assaults Neighbor

    || 10-Sep-2011

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There often are defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Bank Robbery

    || 6-Sep-2011

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well being as well as by the deprivation of their valuable property. Banks are historically a very common target due to the nature of a bank holding large quantities of money. Banks ...
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  • Scranton Man Steals from Employer

    || 17-Aug-2011

    Man Steals From Employer. Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often employers who trust their employees to carry out their jobs honestly. Employees handle large ...
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  • Robbery and Theft Attorney in Scranton

    || 3-Jan-2011

    Robbery is defined as theft by use of force, whether with slight force or through the use of a weapon. It is a very serious offense, carrying a sentence of up to twenty years in prison. Penalties for a robbery offense have the potential to seriously disrupt your life, especially if you do not have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the criminal justice system. Today's ...
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  • Why seek an attorney for shoplifting?

    || 13-Dec-2010

    If you are facing simple shoplifting charges, then you may wonder why you should seek the legal help of an attorney at all. Understandably, you want to do what is in your best interest. The penalties you could face may seem minor, but even where a plea bargain offered by the prosecuting attorney seems reasonable you should discuss the matter with an experienced Scranton criminal defense lawyer who ...
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  • Scranton Drug-Related Robberies

    || 29-Jun-2010

    A man convicted of having committed two Scranton drug-related robberies has been sentenced to up to 23 years in prison for his crimes, according to the Times-Tribune. The man, who admitted the crimes, said that they were motivated by his crack cocaine addiction. This case shows just how serious Scranton drug-related crime penalties can be. When you or someone you love gets into serious trouble ...
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  • Wayne County Burglaries, Home Invasion

    || 29-Jun-2010

    There are few crimes that generate more fear in their victims than home invasions. Breaking into an occupied home and forcing the people inside to comply with demands in a space most consider safe or even sacred suggests that the person committing the crime possesses frightening desperation and willful degradation. According to the Times-Tribune, Wayne County police are searching for three such ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Drug Lawyer

    || 18-Mar-2010

    Yesterday, a 21-year-old man from the Wilkes-Barre area allegedly mugged and injured an 83-year-old woman. The young man is charged with robbery, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The Citizens' Voice reports that the man was already on bail in connection with previous accusations that he had committed theft - stealing from his mother - to support his heroin habit; he ...
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  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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  • Scranton Juvenile Felonies Attorney

    || 13-Dec-2009

    "Juvenile" and "felony" are two words nobody wants or expects to see used together in a newspaper article, but in yesterday's Times-Tribune, we learned that ten young boys aged fourteen through fifteen from the Scranton area have allegedly committed a series of crimes that include robberies, armed robberies, burglaries and auto thefts over the last four months. Police say ...
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  • Dickson City Armed Robbery

    || 7-Dec-2009

    The Times-Tribune reports that three people - two men and a woman - robbed a Turkey Hill in Dickson City at gunpoint this past Monday. Armed robbery is defined as the use or threat of use of a deadly weapon during a robbery. In the state of Pennsylvania, if you are accused of this crime, then you will receive an automatic felony charge, an extremely serious matter that can result in significant ...
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  • The Times-Tribune reports that police have arrested three members of the Bloods street gang, including two West Scranton High School students, on criminal homicide charges. The three young men - ages 17, 18 and 25 - were sent to Lackawanna County Prison without bail. West Scranton High School's website states that the school "is a microcosm of the community it serves." This likely is ...
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