A Nashville man called a local GameStop to place an Xbox One console and a copy of NBA 2K14, Just Dance 2014, and Call of Duty: Ghosts on hold. Later that morning the same man allegedly entered the GameStop, pulled out a gun, and robbed the store. The robber stole the items he had reserved as well as a few hundred dollars from the register.
Tennessee authorities are citing obvious premeditation in this case of robbery with a deadly weapon. The robber was captured on surveillance video and, if apprehended, will certainly be facing theft charges. In sum, the items and cash he made off with from the video game retail store easily exceed a value of $1,000.
Theft crimes vary from state to state and the charges are often based on very fact-intensive scenarios. An individual in Nevada who steals property or money valued in excess of $250 may be facing grand larceny charges. If the value of the property and/or cash stolen is less than $250, petit larceny is often charged.
Burglary and robbery are different from larceny in Nevada even though they may be charged simultaneously. Burglary is the entering of a building with the intent to steal or commit a crime. Robbery, on the other hand, is the taking of property using force or threat of force. If a firearm is used during the commission of the crime, an enhancement may be assessed at sentencing.
Penalties for a burglary conviction will depend on prior criminal history, but can result in a gross misdemeanor adjudication and up to fifteen years in prison. Robbery is a Class B felony in Nevada that typically carries a 2-15 year prison term.
If you, or someone you know, is facing a theft charge it is imperative that you have qualified legal counsel on your side to help you develop a sound defense strategy. The Las Vegas criminal attorneys at Brown Law Offices have decades of experience handling theft crimes, including larceny, robbery, and burglary. Call our office 24/7 to arrange for a free consultation. (702) 405-0505.