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Man accused of making pizza as he robs restaurant

On Behalf of | Dec 1, 2020 | Criminal Defense, Theft |

In early November, California authorities arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a pizza restaurant and made himself a meal as he robbed the place. The incident took place in Orange County.

Hungry burglar breaks into pizza restaurant

According to local media reports, a 25-year-old man broke into Big Slice Pizza in Fullerton on the night of November 8. While there, he allegedly stole tablets and other electronic devices, $500 in cash, and beer. He also took the time to make himself a pizza before driving away in the restaurant’s delivery car. Apparently, he was in the shop for around two hours. The robbery was discovered when staff returned to the store the next morning. According to the restaurant’s manager, this is the first time the establishment has been robbed in its 17-year history.

The Fullerton Police Department posted a video from the restaurant’s surveillance camera on its website. In the footage, the man is seen wearing white gloves and picking up pizza dough. He was arrested and charged with multiple criminal offenses, including grand theft and burglary.

Criminal defense

Individuals who are convicted of theft, burglary or other similar crimes could face severe consequences. For example, defendants who are found guilty of felony grand theft can be sentenced to up to three years in prison in California. However, with the help of a criminal defense attorney, it may be possible to fight theft charges and avoid such penalties. For example, some people accused of theft can successfully argue that they had a good-faith belief that an allegedly stolen item belonged to them. Even if the case’s evidence is solid, a lawyer may be able to negotiate a plea deal that reduces the charges, which could lead to a lighter sentence.