July 11, 2012
An Oak Park woman is now in police custody after allegedly entering a Ventura home through an unlocked door and attempting to rob its residents while disguised in medical scrubs, surgical gloves, a mask, and a wig. The incident occurred in a home near the San Buenaventura Mission on the afternoon of July 10, according to The Ventura County Star.
The woman reportedly entered the house and pointed a gun at the resident and demanded money. The intruder then pointed the gun at the victim's disabled son, leading to the resident punching the intruder and causing the gun to fire off into the ceiling. The two struggled over the gun on the porch of the house until police, who had been contacted by someone else in the house, put an end to the fight.
The woman has been booked into county jail and charged with armed robbery of an inhabited dwelling.
Under California Penal Code Section 211, robbery is defined 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.” First degree robbery of an inhabited dwelling can be punished by three, six, or nine years in state prison when committed with two or more other people, otherwise it is punished by a three, four, or six year sentence. Second degree robbery is punishable by two, three, or five years in prison.
Oak Park robbery defense attorney Daniel E. Kann has the skills and years of experience needed to build an effective defense in your case that can have your charges reduced or completely dismissed. For more information on how we may be able to assist you in your case, call the Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann at (805) 290-4932.