Two men have recently been accused of conspiring to stage an armed robbery at a convenience store in Wisconsin. Similar charges are serious in nature, and a conviction could have a substantial impact on a person’s future. Those who are accused of violent crimes such as armed robbery may wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences, but they might be uncertain where to turn for assistance in the process.
According to authorities, the incident took place on a recent Saturday as one of the men was working the night shift at the store. Police claim he waited until no customers were present and sent the other a text message, giving him the signal to arrive and stage a hold up. Authorities assert their plan was to make the incident appear realistic, and both men stand accused of taking cash from the register.
No information was provided as to how authorities came to believe the men had conspired to commit a crime. It is unclear if the cell phone that was allegedly used to send the text was recovered, or if either man was found in possession of stolen goods or currency. Both are facing charges for conspiracy to commit robbery, while the store clerk is also facing an additional charge for obstruction.
Individuals who stand accused of violent crimes such as robbery may benefit from seeking guidance before responding to the charges. By consulting with an attorney, a person in Wisconsin could obtain advice on making informed decisions. An attorney can thoroughly examine the charges and evidence against a client and provide advice on the best course of action to take during subsequent court proceedings.
Source: wkow.com, “Store clerk, robber conspired on holdup, police say,” Dec. 15, 2017