Facilitation of Armed Robbery In Arizona

In Arizona, armed robbery means "taking any property of another from his person or immediate presence and against his will" through threats or force intended "either to coerce surrender of property or to prevent resistance," and that is accomplished while "armed with a deadly weapon or a simulated deadly weapon" or through the use or threatened use of "a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or simulated deadly weapon." A.R.S. 13-1902(A), -1904(A). Whereas threats of force are sufficient for the Arizona offense, the Tennessee offense requires serious bodily injury to the victim. Thus, acts that constitute especially aggravated robbery in Tennessee necessarily would constitute an armed robbery in Arizona. In Arizona, "a person commits facilitation if, acting with knowledge that another person is committing or intends to commit an offense, the person knowingly provides the other person with means or opportunity for the commission of the offense." A.R.S. 13-1004(A) (2004).