Armed Robbery Investigations.
If you are a victim of an armed robbery and wish to really find the culprit or if you have mistakenly accused of being a robber, ISOG private investigators and private detectives help you find the truth and get the evidence to prosecute the real assaulter.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear. Robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear; that is, it is a larceny or theft accomplished by an assault.
Among the types of robbery, we can find armed robbery which involves the use of a deadly weapon or something that appears to be a deadly weapon. It is considered a higher category of offenses relating to thefts and the use of force.
Armed robbery is characterized by different elements:
- A theft allegation. Theft is taking personal property that belongs to another with intent to deprive them of the property.
- The use of force. The use of force is what brings a theft charge up to robbery.
- The use of a weapon. Armed robbery is committed while in possession of a weapon, which can be real or fake.
In armed robbery investigations, one of the first thing ISOG private investigators and private detectives would do is to analyse video recordings in case these are available; to talk to the witnesses who provided testimony; check the alibi of the person investigated for the armed robbery; check whether a weapon was used and was visible during the robbery.
One of the most common mistakes happen in armed robbery investigations, is to recognize a person as being the robber when that person was not really the perpetrator of the crime.
When the victim of a robbery reports the assault to the police, he/she is asked to look at hundreds of photos of known criminals. A normal person often is not in a position to recognize the assaulter, either because the assaulter did not show his/her face or because it was too dark to see anything or because he/she was so shocked that cannot remember anything. However, under the pressure of the police sometimes it happens that the victim recognizes the wrong person. When this happens the poor guy is taken to prison and finds him/herself in a nightmare.
ISOG private investigators and private detectives are expert in armed robbery investigations.