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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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For the past two years bandits wearing masks have robbed scores of restaurants across the Valley.
January 19: Smethwick, robbed William Haynes, 67 (now deceased) of pounds 150 and a wallet January 22: Smethwick, robbed Jack Turner, 83, of pounds 50
Considering other robbery studies, Maloof points out that robbed flowers with scant rewards may drive bees to visit more blooms in a given time, thus spreading pollen to more potential parents.
Ipomopsis aggregata is robbed by the bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis.
Then, when a bank is robbed, authorities can ask the teller a series of questions to quickly identify the bandit.
Breedlove pointed the gun at a cigarette delivery man and robbed him of $50.
The taxi driver was robbed on Palmdale Boulevard less than 30 minutes before the Dec.
According to police, Brown first robbed Posters Donuts on the evening of June 6.
Authorities said the bank robbed Wednesday is close to the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, which may have made it an easy target for the robber.
The Bank of America in Thousand Oaks was robbed Feb.
Another store in the chain was robbed two days later in Ventura, and a third on Oct.
Four Palmdale teen-agers trying to gain notoriety for their street gang robbed the minimart at a gasoline station early Wednesday, then were arrested after they took time to stop and eat stolen food, authorities said.