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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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The robbery, which occurred Monday, is the latest in a string of jewelry salesmen holdups that investigators believe are the work of a 200-member ring of Colombians.
NYSE:PRM) and Bankers Training & Consulting Company (BTCC), the nation's leading producer of computer-based and video training programs for financial institutions, announce the release of "Holdup II: Play This One For Safety," a video-training course on surviving a holdup.
A simple relation is presented in this work that can predict the variation of holdup with height for the systems studied.
Following these directions the different police stations of Islamabad during general holdup shifted 7 vehicles in police stations, while 36 motorcycles were also shifted in police stations.
In that holdup, one gunman confronted the manager in his garage after he arrived home.
22, 2006, bank holdup and shared the proceeds from the robbery with her and Mr.
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Detectives said Ross was the mastermind behind the holdup that was carried out by his nephew.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police during general holdup shifted 02 vehicles, 18 motorcycles in different police stations while 03 tinted glasses were removed from the vehicles, a spokesman said on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police during general holdup shifted 31 vehicles including 21 motorcycles in different police stations while tinted glasses were removed from 10 vehicles, a spokesman said on Friday.
Following these directions the different police stations of Islamabad during general holdup shifted 10 vehicles in police stations, while 21 motorcycles were also shifted in police stations.