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Criminal Law Keyed to Gershowitz
People v. Rizzo
Citation:246 N.Y. 334, 158 N.E. 888.
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The defendant, along with three others, planned to rob Charles Rao, a bank employee, of $1,200. The four drove around in search of Rao. During their search, police noticed them and became suspicious. As the defendant jumped out of the car and ran into a nearby building, he and the others were arrested. The four men had not found or seen Charles Rao.
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