Armed Robbery Suspects Detained

Santa Clarita Sheriff Station deputies detained four people in relation to an armed robbery that is said to have occurred on Monday, January 18th. The suspects include one adult and three juveniles.

Deputies received the call that an armed robbery had just occurred in Canyon Country at around 2:15 pm, and responded shortly thereafter. The suspects were not at the scene, however, they were detained about an hour after deputies responded to the scene. The suspects were found several miles from the scene of the crime on Soledad Cyn. Rd.

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 means of force or fear.” Basically, robbery can be charged if you use force or fear to take something from someone else.

The terms robbery and burglary are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually two very different crimes. Burglary is covered under California Penal Code 459 PC and is typically charged when a person enters a building with the intention of committing a felony once inside. That felony is usually theft, however pretty much any felony will fit the bill when it comes to burglary charges. For example, if a person broke into a building in order to assault someone inside, it’s possible to be charged with burglary even though nothing was stolen.

Robbery, on the other hand, is the act of taking an item from somebody else, who does not want you to take it, and using force or fear to do it. Divided into two parts, robbery is a serious crime. First-degree robbery charges carry the potential penalties of 3 to 9 years in California state prison. Second-degree robbery charges carry the potential penalties of 2, 3, or 5 years in California state prison.