People v. Rizzo
Court of Appeals of New York
158 N.E. 888 (1927)
Charles Rizzo (defendant) along with three others intended to rob a man of a pay roll valued around $1,200. Rizzo was to point out the man to the others who were to commit the actual robbery. The men, two of whom had guns, drove around town in a car looking for the man, but were never able to find him. During their search, nearby police became suspicious and followed the vehicle. Shortly after Rizzo jumped out of the car and ran into a building, all four were arrested for attempted robbery despite never finding the man they intended to rob. Rizzo and the others were convicted of attempted first-degree robbery and they appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Crane, J.)
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