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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Allen
Citation:425 F.3d 1231 (9th Cir. 2005)
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Defendant and his co-conspirators robbed the Community Bank in Pasadena, CA of over $20,000. The plan was made by Washington and O’Neal. The two of them along with Warren drove to Pasadena the day before to scope out the target. Washington then recruited three others who he used in another robbery, which included the defendant. The day of everyone met to discuss the logistics of the robbery, and they drove to Pasadena in four vehicles: maroon van that O’Neal had stole to use as the getaway car driven by the defendant, Washington’s white pathfinder, gray escort, and a rental car. When they arrived, the five others went inside and Allen remained behind as the getaway driver.
During the robbery two of them showed their firearms and one used their firearm to strike two bank employees. Upon exiting the bank, Allen was no longer in the maroon van. They got into the Escort and drove away in that. Warren and O’Neal did not end up entering the vehicle during the robbery and instead drove around. As they were doing so, they saw Allen walking down the street and shouted him to get in their vehicle. Allen refused. Washington then approached and hid in the back of the car. An officer who was called to the robbery, saw this occurring and and took the four individuals into custody.
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