75 Wn.2d 611, THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, Respondent, v. QUINCY HILL BROWN, Appellant.

[No. 40277. Department One.     Supreme Court      April 3, 1969.]

THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, Respondent, v. QUINCY HILL
                     BROWN, Appellant. *

[1] Robbery - Elements - Value of Property. The value of property or amount of money taken in a robbery is not an element of the crime.

[2] Indictment and Information - Principals and Accessories - Aider Charged as Principal. An information charging an aider and abettor as a "principal" is sufficient to put an accused on notice of the charges against him, since RCW 9.01.030 provides that one who aids or abets in the commission of a felony is a principal and shall be proceeded against and Punished as such.

Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court for Yakima County, No. 14624, Ian R. MacIver, J., entered April 1, 1968. Affirmed.

Prosecution for robbery. Defendant appeals from a conviction and sentence.

Elwood Hutcheson, for appellant.

Lincoln E. Shropshire and F. James Gavin, for respondent.

PER CURIAM. -

Quincy Hill Brown was convicted of the crime of robbery, and has appealed from entry of the judgment and sentence based upon the jury's verdict. Her assignments of error basically allege: (1) the evidence was insufficient to sustain a conviction; (2) it was error not to instruct the jury regarding the amount of money allegedly taken; and (3) she was not adequately advised of the charges against her, for although she was charged as a principal, the jury was instructed that a person who aids or abets in the commission of a felony is guilty as a principal.

[1] With regard to appellant's first contention, our review of the record discloses sufficient direct evidence to take the case to the jury and substantial evidence to support the jury's verdict. State v. Mudge, 69 Wn.2d 861, 420 P.2d 863 (1966). Appellant's second contention, that the


* Reported in 452 P.2d 958.

[2] See Ann. 116 A.L.R. 1104; 41 Am. Jur. 2d, Indictments and Informations 155, 156.

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jury should have been instructed that it was necessary for the state to prove the amount of money stolen, is without merit. RCW 9.75.010 requires as one of the elements of robbery the taking of personal property, without regard to its value, and this court has held that the value of property taken is not an element of the crime of robbery. In re Bailleaux, 26 Wn.2d 60, 173 P.2d 122 (1946).

[2] Finally, we find appellant's third contention also to be without merit. RCW 9.01.030 provides in part that a person who aids or abets in the commission of a felony "is a principal, and shall be proceeded against and punished as such." This statute directs an aider or abettor to be charged as a principal, and such an information was sufficient to put appellant on notice as to the nature of the charge against her. State v. Olson, 50 Wn.2d 640, 314 P.2d 465 (1957).

The judgment is affirmed.

July 25, 1969. Petition for rehearing denied.