Robbery

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Robbery

A crime in which one takes the property of another by force or threat of force. Robbery generally requires the victim to be put in a state of fear when the crime occurs. The element of force distinguishes robbery from theft. Robbery is considered a serious crime; under Islamic law, for example, highway robbery historically has been punishable by death or amputation of limbs.
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MORE than 100 criminals, including killers, armed robbers and drug dealers, have gone on the run from a Midland open prison in the past four years.
The visible gun unquestionably acts as a deterrent to a certain type of potential armed robber.
Gary Murray, Crimestoppers' North West Regional Manager, said: "A major issue with armed robbers is that it is not merely robbers taking money - they are attacking and frightening staff and customers of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Dickie, in charge of the investigation, said, 'This was a dangerous armed robber who has been removed from the streets of London and will no longer pose a threat to the public for some considerable time to come.
But when armed robber Christopher Barreto, 23, also of Indianapolis, pointed his gun at a woman holding a baby, Mondragon had had enough, and moved into action.
POLICE today appealed for information after a Midlands store was held up by armed robbers.
AN ARMED robber was in hospital today after a copycat attack at the top security prison where an al Qaeda terrorist was scalded with burning oil.
AN armed robber and a forger had failed to return to prison last night after Christmas home leave.
A holiday teleflick might feature an armed robber, but as long as he makes time for his family, he'd be OK in their book.
How much a victim's life is worth to an armed robber eager for money, one cannot say, but his own must be worth little, considering the cash return typically gained in exchange for such potentially murderous madness.
A man who was stabbed while trying to foil an armed robber who held up a Birmingham supermarket with a six-inch knife was recovering in hospital yesterday.
Summary: A shopkeeper who bludgeoned his postmistress wife to death as she slept then blamed an armed robber, has been convicted of murder.