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Under the law, robbery is committed against a person, not the store itself.
Also, what state is this in?
This is in the State of Georgia. The defendent was charged with robbing the friend as well as the store clerk. The friend was not robbed
This is the State of Georgia. The defendent was charged with 2 counts of robbery, 1 the friend at the store and 2 the store clerk.
OK. In Georgia, to be convicted of robbery, a person must:
1) with the intent to commit theft, puts another person in fear of immediate serious bodily injury.
2) uses force to commit a theft.
In your case, it sounds like more than one person was placed in fear of immediate serious bodily injury, so the defendant can be charged with more than one count of robbery.
For your reference, here are the Georgia robbery statutes:
Armed robbery: http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-8/article-2/16-8-41/
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