As reported by Amanda Milkovits in the July 2, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, Providence Police are currently investigating an armed robbery which occurred at a local bakery. A man came into the bakery with a gun and took money from the cash register. He then fled the scene.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-39-1, robbery can be charged as first or second degree robbery. First degree robbery is defined as every person who shall commit: (1) robbery by use of a dangerous weapon; (2) robbery where a victim is injured; or (3) robbery where the victim is a person who is severely impaired or an elderly person; shall be guilty of first degree robbery and shall be imprisoned for not less than ten (10) years and may be imprisoned for life, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or both. The use of the gun, which constitutes a dangerous weapon, means the man could be charged with first degree robbery.
Second degree robbery is defined as every person who shall commit robbery or other larceny from the person by force or threat, where there is no weapon and no injury and the victim is neither a severely impaired person or an elderly person, shall be guilty of second degree robbery and shall be imprisoned for not less than five (5) years nor more than thirty (30) years, or fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
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