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Young v. State

Maryland Court of Appeals
303 Md. 298, 493 A.2d 352 (1985)



Police officers observed Young (defendant) driving around various banks that had recently been robbed and noted that it appeared Young was “casing” the banks. After stopping at one bank, Young was observed putting on an eyepatch, plastic surgical gloves, turning up the collar of his shirt, putting on sunglasses, and a knit cap which he pulled down over his forehead. After exiting his car, Young placed a police scanner on his belt and began walking towards the bank. Young’s right hand was in his jacket pocket and his left hand was in front of his face. One of the police officers observed him “ducking his head.” Young attempted to open the bank’s door, but discovered that it was locked. Young then quickly went back to his vehicle and started to drive away when he was arrested by the police. Young was charged with, and convicted of, attempted robbery. Young appealed and the court of special appeals affirmed the conviction. Young then appealed to the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Orth, J.)

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