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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Do NOT moisturise legs before putting on hold-ups - it is the friction between the band of silicon and your legs that keeps them up.
FBI officials believe the robbers also used a stolen Oregon driver's license to open, then empty, a bank account in San Francisco, using a check taken during one of the jewelry store hold-ups.
Improved use of space (no hold-ups at final assembly, waiting for parts)
Some early morning departures for the Mediterranean were delayed but the hold-ups were not as lengthy as the first day of the dispute.
It was thought hold-ups may have occurred over a rumoured dispute about Mr Appleton's fees, particularly in relation to charges for correspondence - despite a clear charge policy being agreed by all parties at the start of the process.
The hold-ups from April to October were blamed on failings by Network Rail, which runs tracks and stations.
The road journey is about two hours, barring serious hold-ups, and costs about PS50 in petrol.
A STAGGERING tally of 300 hold-ups caused a month of misery on the M62.
I don't envisage any hold-ups and I am contracted for another season anyway.
Anthony Farrell, 22, of Silvester Street, Vauxhall, was arrested on Friday in connec tion with two hold-ups at Ladbrokes, on Lord Street.
Travellers in and out of Tyneside were caught in the hold-ups after a train from King's Cross, in London, was involved in the fatality at Stevenage.
High visibility Welsh Assembly Government highways officers in rapid response units - to be trialled on the A55 - to help clear traffic hold-ups more quickly.