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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 original column having a maximum capacity of 35 L/min was purchased from the Fischer Company in Germany and was modified as follows to allow for the measurement of holdup at various points in the column:
Tang and Heindel (2005a, b) reported that gas holdup in a co-current air-water-fibre bubble column changed non-linearly with increasing fibre mass fraction; at a constant fibre mass fraction and the same operating condition, the gas holdup was different in different fibre suspensions.
He was convicted in September 1996 of attempted carjacking stemming from the holdup of a Van Nuys pizza deliveryman.
Wielding a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun, the bandit began his string of holdups Jan.
He is suspected of holding a gun to the head of a 62-year-old clerk during a March 28 holdup at a small store.
Orlando Yebra, the suspects declared a holdup and Galong introduced himself as a police officers.
Noor Muhammad, a senior citizen, said he was driving his wife and grandsons to Liberty when they were stopped by three men in plain clothes during a general holdup near Liberty.
Besides, during a general holdup, the police impounded around 165 motorcycles and five vehicles were impounded by the police due to non availability of documents, according to a police spokesman.
Police said the suspect, Juanito Arsenio, 39, boarded the bus, soon after displayed a gun, and announced a holdup and grabbed the bag of a passenger.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police on Monday conducted general holdup in the city and impounded seven vehicles and 72 motorcycles in different police stations for being driven without authentic documents, police spokesman said on Monday.
The answer is yes: in Appendix B, we return to the broader holdup framework presented at the start of Section II and show that Observations 1 and 2(i) have counterparts in this more general setting.
Some authors go so far as to argue that there is a "seeming consensus that holdup causes serious economic inefficiencies" (1) in standard setting; although this is, at a minimum, the subject of dispute, with prominent voices noting the existence of such hold-up as controversial, (2) and some questioning the lack of any empirical or quantitative evidence of a systemic problem, (3) at least some authors, hearing panelists, and commentators claim that patent hold-up is a serious problem for standard setting that requires attention.