Burglary Suspects Caught On Video

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Walnut – It was approximately 8:50 pm on a Monday on Spur Trail Avenue in Walnut when a burglary occurred. The sound of shattering glass came from somewhere upstairs. Somebody was breaking in the yelled out so they knew somebody was home, the suspects were startled and jumped from the second story roof fleeing from the location and out of view. Sergeant Dail of the Walnut/Diamond Bar Station Detective Bureau was contacted and said that “nobody has been arrested at this time”. During the investigation a video was obtained and these pictures have now been released. Sergeant Dail said, “we are releasing these pictures because we are looking for help to ID these suspects”. The suspects are described as two male blacks in their early 20’s, they were wearing sweat suit outfits with hoodies.

California Penal Code 459 PC (burglary) is a felony and the potential consequences include a sentence of two, four or six year prison terms.

Penal Code 459 PC reads “Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel …with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary.

California first-degree (residential) burglary is a felony. The potential consequences include a state prison sentence of two (2), four (4) or six (6) years.4 Penal Code 459 PC reads : “Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel…with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary.”1

Any information regarding the above incident/suspects, please contact
DETECTIVE Alfredo Gomez (909) 859-2823
Walnut/Diamond Bar Station Detective Bureau 21695 E. Valley Blvd., Walnut, 91789
(909) 595-2264
File Number: 17-04746-29

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Under Penal Code 21a PC, you could be convicted of an attempted crime in the California criminal court process if both of the following are true:

  1. You specifically intended to commit a certain crime; and
  2. You performed a direct (but ineffective) act toward committing that crime.1

Many people are surprised to learn that they can be convicted of “attempt” even if they changed their minds about committing the crime and voluntarily abandoned further efforts to complete it.2

As a general matter, if you are convicted of an attempted crime in California, you will face a prison/jail sentence that is half as long as the sentence you would have received if you had been convicted of the underlying offense.3

This is true regardless of whether you are convicted of an attempted California misdemeanor or an attempted California felony.4

California robbery in the first degree is any robbery where any of the following is true:

  1. The victim is a driver or passenger of a bus, taxi, cable car, streetcar, trackless trolley, subway, or other similar transportation for hire;
  2. The robbery takes place in an inhabited house, boat, or trailer; or
  3. The robbery takes place while or immediately after the victim uses an ATM.23

A house or structure is “inhabited” if someone lives there and either is present, or has left but intends to return.24

First-degree robbery in California is punished as a felony. The potential sentence and other consequences include:

  • Felony (formal) probation;
  • Three (3), four (4) or six (6) years in California state prison; and/or
  • A fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).25

BUT, if you commit first-degree robbery in an inhabited structure, in concert with two (2) or more other people, then the potential state prison sentence for PC 211 robbery increases to three (3), six (6) or nine (9) years.26

2.2. What are the penalties for second-degree robbery in California?

California robbery in the second degree is defined by the California Penal Code as any robbery that does not meet the definition of first-degree robbery.27

Robbery in the second degree is punished by the following felony penalties:

  • Felony probation;
  • Two (2), three (3) or five (5) years in state prison; and/or
  • A fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).28