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3 In Charlotte arrested on theft crimes

Police in Charlotte have recently taken three men into custody whom they say were responsible for a series of thefts across the region. The North Carolina men stand accused of theft crimes that range from armed robbery to federal larceny. However, each of the men is presumed innocent unless and until prosecutors can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The first of the suspects was apprehended when police say he returned to the scene of his crimes. Allegedly, the man had broken into several cars at a local dealership and stole a variety of items from the vehicles. No one is sure why the 50-year-old man returned to the scene while police were there, but he was taken into custody and charged with two counts each of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Purportedly, he is also a man of interest in a string of similar incidents throughout the city.

The second suspect stands accused of trying to rob a local pharmacy. Witnesses told authorities the man entered a CVS, brandished a weapon and then stole items from the store. After receiving descriptions of the man and his vehicle, officers initiated a traffic stop, from which the man is said to have fled on foot. The 30-year-old suspect was quickly apprehended and faces a number of charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, narcotics possession and possessing a firearm even though he is a felon.

The third suspect allegedly broke into a vehicle and stole a paint sprayer valued at $3,000. When authorities finally apprehended the 45-year-old suspect, they say they were also able to recover a van that had reportedly been stolen. The man now stands accused of breaking and entering a vehicle and felony larceny, and he is also accused of possessing a stolen vehicle and possessing stolen goods.

As is their right, each of the men is likely acting alongside defense counsel in order to address their situations. Whenever those in North Carolina face accusations of theft crimes or other serious offenses, they often rely on the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney to help them fight the charges. An astute criminal lawyer can analyze all aspects of the arrest and challenge the prosecution's evidence in an attempt to achieve the best possible outcome for his or her clients.

Source: Charlotte, NC Patch, "Charlotte Police Nab Several Suspects In Theft Cases", Kimberly Johnson, March 21, 2018

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