Frank, age 15, is in the process of committing a ROBBERY. In immediate flight from the robbery, Frank causes physical injury to a non-participant.
Based on the above, evaluate the following statements.
1. Frank committed ROBBERY 2nd Degree.
2. Frank committed ASSAULT 2nd Degree.
3. Frank should be processed as a J.O. if arrested.
A: Robbery is Forcible Stealing and is always a felony. When Physical Injury is caused to a non-participant during or in immediate flight from the robbery, the crime escalates to 2nd degree. In addition, in this case, an Assault 2nd also occurs.>> Next