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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Earlier the same day, a police source said that two jewelers were killed and another was wounded in armed robberies that targeted three gold shops in the city.
Detective inspector Gerry McBride of Strathclyde police said: "We are aware of the public concerns regarding the recent spate of armed robberies in and around Glasgow, and the potential dangers faced by those who work in the businesses affected.
The accused, from Blackwood Street in the Ormeau area of South Belfast, was also charged with a further eight armed robberies carried out between the end of January and April 20.
The three Lancaster men, wanted in two armed robberies, were arrested after witnesses identified them in the Fair Oaks neighborhood where a brief chase ended.
Almost every category of crime has dropped in the Central Improvement District: Armed robberies in 1997 were down 63 percent from the year before, muggings were down 73 percent, and pickpocketing was down 80 percent.
A MAN was arrested after two armed robberies in Merseyside.
LEOMINSTER - Two 23-year-olds from Winchendon have been charged in connection with a series of armed robberies over the past week, including two on Thanksgiving, according to authorities.
Preliminary investigations revealed that they have been involved in five armed robberies in Kut, he added.
GARDAI launched investigations yesterday into two armed robberies.
Klass's arrest brought an end to a three-day crime spree in which he carried out three armed robberies in east London.
Thomas Morrison, 33, was wanted on a federal warrant on suspicion of several armed robberies and weapons violations, sheriff's officials said.
ROSEBURG - The Douglas County sheriff's office has arrested two suspects in a string of armed robberies in Lane and Douglas counties.