Larceny is often complete after passing the point of sale, which could mean just a can register. Have a criminal defense attorney review the police report if you have one.
You dont have to leave the store.
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Attempted Grand Larceny is trying to steal something valued at more than $1,000. If the larceny is an E felony, it gets knocked down to an A misdemeanor on an "atempt." You do not need to pass the registers to be liable. All that is required for the criminal "act" is to treat the property inconsistently with the store's ownership prior to paying (e.g. putting it in your pants).
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The crime has nothing to do wot passing the cash register or leaving the store. Case law in New York makes it clear that when you do something that shows an intention to steal the property, such as concealing it, or if you change a price, or try to return goods you stole, or place it in a bag, then you have committed a crime. What crime you have committed depends on the facts and circumstances of the case, including the price of the item or items in question. This is why you should retain a good criminal lawyer since most lawyers who do not have 20 or 30 years experience with criminal cases really cannot advise clients or handle these very complex matters properly.