Convictions of Armed Robbery and Larceny In North Carolina

In State v. Robinson, 342 N.C. 74, 463 S.E.2d 218 (1995), cert. denied, 517 U.S. 1197, 116 S. Ct. 1693, 134 L. Ed. 2d 793 (1996), the Court upheld the defendant's convictions of armed robbery and larceny after finding that the evidence supported the existence of two separate takings. There, the defendant stole the victim's wallet, left the murder scene for some time, then returned to the scene to steal the victim's car. Id. at 84, 463 S.E.2d at 224. The Court determined that the events occurring between the time the defendant left the scene and came back were intervening; thus the taking of the wallet and the taking of the car constituted two separate transactions. Id.