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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He shot dead armed robbers Nicholas Payne and Michael Flynn, fearing they were about to blast a Securicor driver in South London.
Frustrated': Bal Bains, owner of Buttercup's & Daisy's Florist, Somerford Road, Weoley Castle, which was targeted by an armed robber.
Vicious armed robber John Slavin, 44, was jailed for life for a string of violent raids.
The reward of up to pounds 100,000 has been put up by the British Bankers' Association for information that leads to the arrest and successful conviction of armed robbers.
Police said that five armed robbers attacked Khosla's house at around noon.
Observers conclude that the lone armed robber is either particularly stupid or particularly self destructive when he attempts to stick up a gunshop with a police car parked outside.
Investigators say that the owner's son came running out of the back of the store, grabbed the gun from his father, and shot the armed robber multiple times during a gun battle.
US POLICE are hunting a "jovial" armed robber who held up a bank dressed as Santa.
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.
AN armed robber has struck at a North betting shop - the third attack on a bookmaker's in as many days.
CALABASAS -- An armed robber held up a Washington Mutual bank branch in Calabasas on Tuesday, and a red dye pack apparently exploded as he was getting into a Toyota Tercel.