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$2 Stolen from Cleveland 12-Year-Old at Gun-Point

Armed-robberGo Big or Go Home

Because of the high risk and consequences of being caught with burglary, robbers typically go after something of value. However, on Sunday, a group of robbers in east Cleveland went for a smaller prize — two dollars. A 12-year-old was robbed outside of deli store at gun point. Before entering the store, teenagers called over the 12-year-old and demanded money while one of the boys lifted his sweatshirt to display a gun. The teenagers got everything the 12-year-old had — two dollars — and fled the scene on bicycles. Now, those teenagers can go buy a pack of gum or a bottle of Gatorade! When they are found, I am sure they will be saying to themselves it was not worth it.

Repeat Offenders

This is not the first time the east Cleveland deli has seen violence. On midnight of Dec. 23, three men ripped an ATM out of the store, carried it out and left the scene. I am no burglar, but to me, that seems like a more worthwhile crime to commit than just robbing a 12-year-old out of $2.

Cleveland is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. Does it shock me that teenagers are already robbing other minors at gun point? Not really. Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed is calling for more police on the streets to deter crime. Personally, I think the crime rate will lower when the Browns give the natives something to pay attention too.

Theft in Tennessee

Under Tennessee law, “a person commits theft of property if, with intent to deprive the owner of property, the person knowingly obtains or exercises control over the property without the owner’s effective consent.” Penalties for theft vary based on the amount being stolen — the more stolen, the more severe the penalty. If the crime in Cleveland occurred in Tennessee, the teenagers would be charged with a class A misdemeanor, which is a maximum 11 months and 29 days in prison and a maximum fine of $2,500.

Hire a Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorney

Theft charges are serious crimes, and it is important to hire an attorney with knowledge and experience to handle your case. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over 20 years of experience in handling criminal defense cases, and we can help in reaching a plea bargain for the guilty or build a strong defense for the innocent. Call our offices or request a Free Initial Consultation online today.

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