2 young Maryland men face criminal charges for armed robbery
Two young men have recently been arrested in relation to a home invasion that occurred earlier this month. Maryland police suspect that the two young men broke into a home, threatened its inhabitants with a weapon and attempted to steal various properties from the home. The two young men face numerous serious criminal charges for their suspected activities.
According to the report, the young men were two of four individuals who allegedly broke into a residence in Colorado. After breaking in, the young men supposedly yelled at the residents to get on the ground, and one of the men purportedly pulled out a handgun. Police suspect that the young men were attempting to steal a video game.
Allegedly, two of the young men left the residence carrying a safe while the other two simply fled the scene. Both men were charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, burglary and assault. One of the men was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon. They face an unspecified amount of jail time if convicted for their crimes.
The only apparent evidence that the report claims to have against the young men is that one of the victims claimed to know one of them. However, it may be difficult for prosecutors to prove that the two young men were actually involved in the crime based on the testimony of the alleged victims alone. If Maryland prosecutors are unable to prove the young men’s criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt, then both men’s cases could be dismissed entirely.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, Two Havre de Grace men accused in home invasion, armed robbery, Bryna Zumer, Nov. 14, 2013