Police in California recently arrested two young men whom they believe are responsible for a robbery that took place in the San Diego area near the beginning of November. The men have both charged with robbery and identity theft for the incident. Both individuals have decided to plea not guilty.
Reportedly, the two males -- ages 18 and 24 -- were taken into custody by authorities in San Diego for their alleged involvement in a robbery that is said to have occurred outside of a toy store in La Mesa. According to the victim, one of the men approached her and attempted to take her handbag. When she refused to release the bag, the gentleman supposedly used a stun gun on the victim, took the purse and ran to a vehicle in which the other young man was waiting.
Both of the accused are charged with the attack, robbery and use of the victim's credit cards. Bail has been set for each of these individuals at $100,000. It is unknown as to whether any further court dates regarding this matter have been scheduled for either of the accused.
Charges of robbery and identity theft can carry pretty significant penalties in California. Those accused of this particular crime could face a number of consequences which may drastically impact their futures. While not a simple process, it is possible to question evidence and fight accusations of any wrongdoing -- which is what these two gentlemen have opted to do by choosing to plead not guilty. By securing legal counsel, these young men will be able to receive guidance throughout the course of their criminal proceedings which could help them resolve their cases in ways that will best benefit their current positions.
Source: timesofsandiego.com, "Pair Accused of Stun-Gun Robbery Pleads Not Guilty", Alexander Nguyen, Nov. 20, 2015