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Fairfax teen charged with attempted grand larceny

When anyone is charged with a crime, the consequences are serious. Ensuring that you have the best defense is not something that should be taken for granted. This is especially true for teenagers who have a lot of time left in their future that could be affected.

A Fairfax teen was arrested for attempted grand larceny and petit larceny this week after he allegedly posed as an armored car guard. Fairfax City Police say that he used the ruse as a way to gain money from a local grocery store.

According to the police report, the 18-year-old boy had donned the outfit and entered the establishment at sometime around 8 in the morning. The person who walked into the store had a BB gun hanging from his person. He told cashiers that he was "there to pick up the day's money deposit."

The employees did not believe the teen boy and called the police without his knowledge while refusing to give the suspect the money that was requested. Police quickly responded to the scene and at some point shortly after arrested the 18-year-old.

When the boy was arrested, law enforcement officials confiscated several legal recreational sport guns, including BB, Airsoft and paintball. The items were all seized from the boy's vehicle. He is currently being held in custody at the Adult Detention Center.

The boy was arrested earlier this month when police say he allegedly attempted to steal a vehicle. The police also claim that earlier that day he was linked to another armored car ruse. When a person is arrested on multiple charges, the penalties are even more serious and a good defense is even more important.

Source: Fairfax City Patch, "Fairfax Teen Arrested Twice for Attempted Grand Larceny," Lauren Sausser, Feb. 17, 2012

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