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Oregon police arrest three residents in alleged home robbery

A simple theft or burglary may be classified as a robbery based on several factors. These factors involve the use of a dangerous weapon and the threat of force to commit the crime. There are also cases where a theft may be identified as a federal theft charge or armed robbery.

In Oregon, three people were taken into custody in connection with an alleged theft-related incident. According to sources, the theft happened on September 27 at a residence near Auto, Oregon. The authorities accused a 47-year-old man of theft, and he allegedly pointed a gun at a victim before escaping the scene. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, theft and robbery.

Police also arrested a 30-year-old man in the burglary. He was also allegedly at the residence during the crime. Additionally, a 33-year-old woman was taken into custody, but the authorities believe that she was not inside the home when the burglary occurred. Police believe that she and the 47-year-old suspect live together. Both men are facing first-degree theft, first-degree burglary and hindering prosecution charges.

Whether an accused person is facing theft, burglary or robbery charges, criminal accusations may have a huge impact on their lives. Even a simple theft on a person's record may hurt a job application or current employment. Ultimately, robbery with the use of a weapon can be prosecuted in federal court, depending on the circumstances. Federal charges may present long-term consequences in addition to large fines and a lengthy prison sentence.

Oregon residents facing criminal charges still have a chance to prevent these consequences. Challenging the allegations may help the defendant obtain a positive outcome in the case. In doing so, a person's civil rights can be protected as well.

Source: Oregon Live, "Three arrested in Cornelius armed burglary;police still looking for missing rifle," Rebecca Woolington, Oct. 4, 2013

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