The following situations are similar (all involve the theft of Makoto's laptop computer), yet they represent different crimes. Identify the three crimes, noting the differences among them. 1. While passing Makoto's house one night, Sarah see a laptop computer left unattended on Makoto's porch. Sarah takes the computer, carries it home, and tells everyone she owns it. This crime is theft. Theft is stealing or taking something from someone with the intent to deprive them permanently of the property. In this case Sarah has seen the laptop unattended and has taken it away. 2. While passing Makoto's house one night, Sarah sees Makoto outside with a laptop computer. Holding Makoto at gunpoint, Sarah forces him to give up the computer. Then Sarah runs away with it. In this case Sarah uses the threat of violence to deprive Makoto of his property. So she is committing a robbery. Using threat of force to take away Makoto property is robbery. It is essential to establish that Sarah intended to deprive Makoto of his property. 3. While passing Makoto's house one night, Sarah sees a laptop computer on a desk near a
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