A jeweler visiting the United States from Israel was allegedly robbed of $2,000,000.00 worth of diamonds. The man was reportedly leaving a friend's house in North Hollywood, California when his car was rear-ended by another vehicle. Two other vehicles then boxed the man in from the sides. The man stated that five (5) to six (6) suspects them approached his car. They were wearing dark clothing and masks. They smashed the passenger side window of the jeweler's vehicle and made off with the diamonds. One of the suspect vehicles was found sometime later. It had been crashed and abandoned. Police are calling the robbery "suspicious" in light of the fact that the diamonds were not insured and the jeweler did not have a bodyguard.
Robbery is an extraordinarily serious crime. It is considered both a crime against the person and a violent crime. In Nevada, Robbery is defined as the "unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another, or in the person's presence, against his or her will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his or her person or property, or the person or property of a member of his or her family, or of anyone in his or her company at the time of the robbery." NRS 200.380. Robbery is punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison. If the Robbery is committed with a Firearm or other Deadly Weapon, it can be punishable by up to thirty (30) years. If a Robbery is agreed upon and/or committed by more than one person, the offender may also be charged with
Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, which is punishable by up to an additional six (6) years in prison.
If you or someone you know is charged with Robbery, Conspiracy or a Firearm Offense, it is important that you contact a
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.