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Parking garage robbery leads to theft charges for Maryland man

A man accused of committing an armed robbery at the Maryland Live! casino has recently been arrested. The man is accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint in the casino's parking garage. The Maryland man is charged with two counts of theft, two counts of armed robbery and first-degree assault.

At 7 a.m., a man supposedly approached a victim in the parking garage, wielding a gun and demanding money. The victim was purportedly able to get a description of the vehicle after complying with the suspect's demands. The next day, the police supposedly received an anonymous tip with information about the vehicle and where it may be located.

The police conducted surveillance on the residence where they found the vehicle. When two individuals each drove a vehicle out of the driveway, the police conducted a traffic stop. Once the police questioned the driver of the second vehicle, he apparently decided to cooperate with the officers and revealed the location of the pellet gun said to have been used in the robbery. Even though it was only a pellet gun, the man was still additionally charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime in Maryland, that person has a variety of potentially beneficial options to choose from when preparing a criminal defense. In this man's case, he elected to cooperate with the police in the armed robbery and theft investigation. It may be that the man's criminal defense team will use this apparent decision to help his case as the criminal proceedings move forward. Regardless of what prosecutors say has happened, the burden of proving the criminal accusations rests with them unless and until they can produce sufficient credible evidence that meets the court's stringent evidentiary requirements.

Source: wbaltv.com, "Man robbed at gunpoint in Maryland Live! casino parking garage", Greg Ng, April 8, 2014

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