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Norfolk Southern train robbery becomes a federal case in N.C.

(Source: News & Observer, December 19, 2013)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- When two armed men stepped aboard a parked Norfolk Southern train on April 29, 2012, they became the state’s first train robbers in recent memory. Train robbery, under the eyes of the law, is a crime that affects interstate commerce and punishment can rise to the federal level. The two men robbed an engineer and conductor of $30 cash and credit cards, but they are each facing charges of up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years probation.

Full story: New & Observer

Friday, December 20, 2013

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