Three people, including two men and a teenage boy, were arrested in Redondo Beach for armed robbery on the pier. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the victim was on the pier when the 16-year-old boy approached, raised his shirt to reveal a silver-colored handgun in his waistband and told the victim, “This is a stickup.” The teen suspect then took the victim’s skateboard and baseball cap before leaving the scene, the report stated. Two others – who were allegedly lookouts for the 16-year-old – also fled the scene of the theft crime in Los Angeles.
However, the trio was pulled over by Hermosa Beach police near Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard. The two men who were arrested were both 18 years old. The vehicle the three were in, a 1999 Toyota Tacoma, was also reported stolen. Officers found the gun, which turned out to be a BB gun along with the skateboard and the victim’scap in the vehicle.
Robbery is considered a violent crime because it involves intimidation, force or fear and in most cases a weapon such as a knife or a firearm. Robbery charges are extremely serious because they may involve physical threat and intimidation. Where victims are injured, defendants could face even more serious charges. When a Los Angeles juvenile crime is of a violent nature, it may have serious repercussions on the minor’s future. A minor has the same constitutional rights as an adult, such as having Miranda rights read to them.
If you or a loved one has been charged with robbery, homicide, assault or other violent crimes, please call the Los Angeles theft defense attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan at 866-299-4111 to find out more about your legal rights and options. The consequences for a juvenile accused of a violent crime can be the same as for an adult. Together, with more than 60 years of criminal trial, prosecution, investigation, judicial, case settlement, and criminal defense trial experience, our juvenile offense and adult criminal attorneys can conclude whether appropriate police procedures were followed or if your rights were violated in any way. Don’t delay in contacting Sitkoff & Hanrahan today.