The owner of the shop sent out notices to the borrowers and said that they will be hearing from his attorney. He is not disclosing his financial responsibility in the loss.
In reading the” very fine print” on the back of the pledge agreement, it states that the pawn/loan shop is not responsible for burglary, theft, etc.
What is the question sought to have answered? Was this a consignment shop and you are now worried about losing your property and expected proceeds? Please provide more information and a question for a more thorough response.
I don't see a criminal defense problem in the statement unless you are accusing them of faking the armed robbery and theft of collateral.
In a set of common notices, why would a financial responsibility for the loss be stated in a preliminary statement indicating a follow-up by their attorney. Financial compensation (rather than responsibility) may be determined by (1) insurance claim results, and (2) lawsuits by collateral rights holders testing the "not responsible for burglary, theft, etc." clause.
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