Beginning in Duarte, a man allegedly committed a couple of robberies within 10 minutes of each other. According to police, the man entered a 7-Eleven on Huntington Drive at about 1:45 in the morning, grabbed an item off the shelf and placed on the counter. He then allegedly pulled out a gun, pointed it at the clerk and robbed the store. The suspect then traveled to Rosemead Blvd. in Pasadena and robbed the 7-Eleven there the same way. Police describe the suspect sought for robbing two 7-Elevens as being about 5’9″ tall, between 165 and 175 pounds, with short black hair and a sparse mustache.

Robbery is covered under California Penal Code 211 PC and is described as the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by using force or fear. The case detailed above fits the outline of robbery exactly, however, there are other, less obvious ways that someone can be committed of violating PC 211.

  • Drugging someone and stealing from them while they are unconscious
  • Breaking into a home and threatening the residents before stealing from them
  • After being caught stealing, threatening the owner of the property in an effort to escape

Robbery can be charged as either first-degree or second-degree. First-degree robbery covers:

  • Robberies that take place inside an inhabited house, boat or trailer
  • The robbery takes place immediately after the victim uses an ATM machine
  • The victim is the driver of a bus, taxi, street car, cable car, trackless trolley or other type of transportation for hire

Second-degree robbery is defined as any type of California robbery that does not meet the criteria for first-degree robbery.

The potential penalties include felony probation, 2 to 6 years in California state prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Robin Sandoval
Robin Sandoval is a California Licensed Bail Bondsman and owner of SCV Bail Bonds. Robin writes blogs and articles to help increase community awareness of the bail industry. If you have questions or want to suggest a topic, email, visit or call 661-299-2245.
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