It was me my friend my boyfriend and his friend as well as my daughter. My boyfriends friend had stole some things from meijers and had walked out as we were getting the car ready. We did not know e ole anything. As he was walking out the lady at the cash register had watched him and got on the phone he stopped at the car to say he was going to a friend's house that lved in the back of the store. As he walked away the lady had come out and I could hear here on the phone saying "he turned the corner and started running" Then started to walk back inside. We had got in the car and left. She didn't seem interested in us just him. But what I'm worried about is that she had seen him come by the car. I have a baby and other stuff I need to deal with rather than this so should we should b worried?
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I'm sorry. None of us can read minds. We don't know what the clerk thinks she saw. Avoid going places with this "friend" in the future. Do not discuss this with the police or others. See link below on talking to police.
I would be surprised if you are in any trouble but it is possible, just very unlikely.
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People in your situation are often arrested because the police assume everyone was involved in the criminal enterprise (one person is the good eye, one person is the getaway driver, etc.). However, if you weren't arrested on scene or pulled over shortly thereafter, it is less likely they will come after you now. Not impossible, but less likely for sure.
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It doesn't appear you did anything wrong from what you wrote, but you could eventually get into trouble. If you do, please hire a criminal defense attorney you feel comfortable working with asap. Don't wait, it will only hurt your lawyers ability to do his/her job in the best fashion possible.
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The longer the period of time that you don't hear anything, the more likely that nothing will come of this.
The only concern you should have is whether or not the police and prosecution believes that you somehow aided and abetted in the commission of the crime. Aided and abetted in this instance means that you allegedly knowingly assisted in the crime by being the getaway driver. If you are contacted by the police, I would recommend that you consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you can afford to do so.
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