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How Serious is Robbery by Sudden Snatching?

How Serious is Robbery by Sudden Snatching?

he robbery of the week involves a man on a bicycle who robbed a woman in broad daylight outside a Boynton Publix. Police have yet to catch the robber. According to the article in WPTV News, police are looking for a man who stole a 62-year-old woman’s purse while exiting a Publix Super Market. The woman, who was not identified, told police she was walking in the parking lot of Publix on Southeast 18th Avenue Tuesday morning when a man rode a bicycle past her, according to a statement released by the Boynton Beach Police Department this afternoon. The man, wearing a white shirt and jean shorts, grabbed the woman’s purse from under her left arm, the statement said. The woman screamed for help and the man fled east through… […]

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Armed Robber Yet to be Caught – Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help

Armed Robber Yet to be Caught – Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help

Robbery is probably the most common crime ever reported. The instances happen so often in so many areas that the public is desensitized to it in a way. Usually, however, robberies are poorly executed, and the culprit is usually caught. In this case however, the robber has yet to be caught and the sheriff’s office is using a composite sketch to try and identify the criminal. According to WPTV News, the sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robber who targeted a driver on State Road 7 earlier this month. The victim said he was driving south just before 10 p.m. Feb. 1 when a black Ford Expedition forced him to pull over onto the right shoulder, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office… […]

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Why Robbery Isn’t Worth Life Imprisonment

Why Robbery Isn’t Worth Life Imprisonment

According to a recent and urgent article from WPTV, a 67-year-old man was shot in his eye Saturday morning but is expected to survive. Ahmad Zayyad, of Belle Glade, was working at the Super Merchandise Store, 265 W Ave. A, when two black males walked in and demanded cash around 10:30 a.m. Zayyad tried running from the suspects but was shot in the left eye. He was air-lifted to Delray Medical Center. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said she thinks the men got away with only Zayyad’s wallet. The two males are described as between the ages of 17 and 20, between five-foot-five and five-foot-six, and medium build. One suspect, who was armed, was wearing a burgundy, hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect’s face was partially covered, she… […]

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South Florida Continues to be a Hot Spot for Armed Robberies

According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, two men and a juvenile stormed a barbershop, wearing masks and waving guns, and robbed its employees and patrons, police said. The robbery is just one more on the list of increasing robberies in South Florida. A police log entry says that, about 7 p.m. Friday, three men came into the Phat Headz barbershop at 1550 N. Federal Highway. They took wallets from several patrons and took cash from the business before running out, the log entry said. Police say the three fled in a car that had been carjacked on Nov. 16 in Lake Worth but were caught a short time later. Wilhens Theodule, 19, of Lake Worth, and Daryl Leshawn Hatchett, 26, of Boynton Beach, both are in the… […]

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Why Police Are Blaming Movies For Increase in Bank Robberies

Why Police Are Blaming Movies For Increase in Bank Robberies

As the number of South Florida bank and armored car robberies soar to 101 before the year’s end, law officers are wondering why the sudden increase. In 2009, the total was only 93. Police are beginning to blame the surge in bank robberies on Hollywood – the one in California. Yet again on Tuesday, a pair of armed men attempted to rob a South Florida Bank of America. An armed courier for Brinks got out of his armored car about 7 a.m. outside the Bank of America drive-through in downtown Hollywood, Fl. He was approached by a figure holding a pistol. The robber fired, the courier fired, and after the periodic exchange of gunfire, the robber in question jumped into an old Toyota Camry with his accomplice and took off.… […]

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Hiccup Girl Charged with Murder After Robbery Gone Wrong

Hiccup Girl Charged with Murder After Robbery Gone Wrong

Jennifer Ann Mee, 19, was once known as “Hiccup Girl.” Now, she is transcending her reputation as the girl who couldn’t stop hiccupping to the girl who lured a 22-year-old man into a trap that ultimately led to his murder. Mee admitted luring the victim, Shannon Griffin, to a house across from her apartment building. St. Petersburg Police Chief said Monday that Mee met Griffin through a website recently, and planned with her friends Laron Raiford, 20, and Lamont Newtown, 22, to rob him at gunpoint. The robbery went seriously wrong when Griffin struggled during the robbery, and was then shot several times. He died at the scene. Less than $50 was stolen from Griffin. All three suspects were taken into custody Sunday afternoon. Investigators say they confessed to their… […]

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What Happens if I’m Charged with Grand Theft?

What Happens if I’m Charged with Grand Theft?

By Florida law, there are several different degrees of theft. However, regardless of the type of theft, or the value of the stolen item, it is a serious offense and will be on a permanent criminal record. If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, contact an experience criminal defense lawyer to assist you through the process. Miami, Fl is the 5th highest city for grand theft incidences. 812.014  Theft.– (1)  A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently: (a)  Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from the property. (b) Appropriate the property to his or her own use or to the… […]

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Robbery Cases in Palm Beach County

Robbery Cases in Palm Beach County

Investigators from different police agencies may add 5 more robberies to the recent theft cases involving women who have been drugging men in bars and stealing their cash and jewelry. As reported by Michael Laforgia from Palm Beach Post, “If the crimes are connected to thefts that first prompted detectives to compare notes last week, it means at least two women are responsible for 10 robberies in the past eight weeks. Police suspect they made off with more than $50,000 in valuables.” Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force and or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of… […]

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