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    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/12/virg...es-after-chase

    Glad they got caught, but I noticed that one of their charges were "Entering a bank while armed". If you look at past articles andcriminal charges, that seems to actually be a common charge. Is there something we are missing? I carry to my bank and my credit union all the time. What gives?

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    § 18.2-93. Entering bank, armed, with intent to commit larceny.
    If any person, armed with a deadly weapon, shall enter any banking house, in the daytime or in the nighttime, with intent to commit larceny of money, bonds, notes, or other evidence of debt therein, he shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.

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    marshaul wrote:
    § 18.2-93. Entering bank, armed, with intent to commit larceny.
    If any person, armed with a deadly weapon, shall enter any banking house, in the daytime or in the nighttime, with intent to commit larceny of money, bonds, notes, or other evidence of debt therein, he shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.
    At least that law is based around intent and not mere possession.


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    See, that's pretty much what I figured. I also thought maybe there was a local law that remained on the books even though itis not enforceable.

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    jermflux wrote:
    See, that's pretty much what I figured. I also thought maybe there was a local law that remained on the books even though itis not enforceable.
    18.2 section is state criminal code.

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