A Pennsylvania man who was charged for armed robbery was reported to be out on bail at the time following other similar charges. The police have reported that the 19-year-old man had robbed two individuals with another person while both were armed with firearms. He will be charged with felony charges including robbery and theft and is being held on bail of $500,000.
The two robbery victims were reportedly leaving home to pick up laundry when they were confronted by two armed men. The 19-year-old man reportedly held the woman at gunpoint while she was in the back seat of her car. He requested that she give him her purse, which she did. There was a second suspect also at the scene of the crime who was armed with a rifle. This suspect reportedly ordered the woman's friend to empty his pockets.
The female victim of the robbery stated that the two armed men asked her to take them into the home and that they said they would kill the two victims if they refused. However, the woman reported to police that she told the two robbers that there were other people presently inside the home. During the course of the robbery one of the robbers reportedly fired a warning shot into the sky. They continued the robbery but appeared to be nervous after firing and they eventually ran from the scene of the crime. The woman reported that as the two robbers ran away, the 19-year-old fired a shot at her and the other male victim.
The young man involved in this crime may be able to enlist the aid of a criminal defense attorney to construct a plea deal for less prison time regarding his felony charges. He is currently facing many serious charges, including armed robbery, and will likely need a solid criminal defense to reduce his sentence.
Source: phillyburbs.com, "Bristol Township man out on bail charged with second armed robbery", Jo Ciavaglia, June 28, 2013