You have been charge with a crime and you have gone online and made statements against your best interest, in writing in a pubic forum.. Right now you are zero for two. Failing to get yourself a criminal defense attorney will make it a strike out.
Hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. Do whatever it takes--borrow money from your parents/relatives.
Stay offline (social networks too) with any discussion of the incident. Let your attorney know what you posted.
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You can be charged with conspiracy if you have knowingly participated in the planning of the larceny offense, or you assisted in the crime. Simply being present when a crime occurs does not link you to that crime by itself.
You should speak to a criminal defense lawyer in your area. They may be able to subpoena video tapes from the store to help your case.
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