According to a report from NBC Washington, a 19-year-old man has officially been charged in the robbery of a University of Maryland graduate student. The robbery took place on the evening of December 11 when the 19-year-old and another suspect approached the victim as he was walking into the Graduate Gardens apartment building in College Park. One of the robbers demanded the victim’s property and pulled out a silver handgun. The victim complied, and the suspects then left the area.
The suspect, a resident of Silver Spring, is facing a number of criminal charges, including armed robbery, assault in the first and second degree, credit card theft, and use of a firearm on the commission of a felony. Maryland police are still looking for the second suspect in the case and ask any person with information on the second perpetrator to call the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety at (301) 405-6973.
Robbery is an offense that Maryland takes very seriously and can carry with it severe penalties. Any MD resident found guilty of robbery may face up to 15 years in prison, and a charge for armed robbery increases the prison sentence to 20 years. Any offenses under the category of Maryland robbery, including carjacking, all involve the taking of property by force, and property can be considered anything from money to valuables.
The knowledgeable Maryland theft defense attorneys with Alpert Schreyer are committed to defending anyone charged with a theft-related crime and will help you in every step of your case, from the arrest to the trial. We have years of experience defending those facing criminal charges and will make sure your rights are protected. For a free review of your case, call (866) 444-6363.