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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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You shall sleep with me to-night, with all my animals," said the little robber maiden.
I always sleep with the knife," said the little robber maiden.
When the mother had taken a sup at her flask, and was having a nap, the little robber maiden went to the Reindeer, and said, "I should very much like to give you still many a tickling with the sharp knife, for then you are so amusing; however, I will untether you, and help you out, so that you may go back to Lapland.
The robber maiden lifted up little Gerda, and took the precaution to bind her fast on the Reindeer's back; she even gave her a small cushion to sit on.
I can't bear to see you fretting," said the little robber maiden.
And Gerda stretched out her hands with the large wadded gloves towards the robber maiden, and said, "Farewell
They drove through the dark wood; but the carriage shone like a torch, and it dazzled the eyes of the robbers, so that they could not bear to look at it.
Chishtian -- A suspected robber was killed in an alleged encounter with the Saddar police in Gajyani in the Chishtian area on Thursday.
An armed robber picked the wrong family-owned convenience store in Houston, Texas, to rob on September 13.
At the late hours of the night, The Ankara police took an importand notice which was informing about some people who were trying to commit to fuel oil robber at Dumlupynar Boulevard in Ankara.
A SHOPKEEPER told a machete-wielding robber to stop being stupid before using a bundle of newspapers to chase the masked man out of a village store.
RONNIE Biggs, the Great Train Robber who won worldwide notoriety for spending 36 years on the run after escaping prison, has died aged 84.