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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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There were 120 armed robberies of individuals from Jan.
Among the robberies for which the UCR Program received weapon information in 2012, strong-arm tactics were used in 42.
There were 10 bank robberies in areas patrolled by the Sheriff's Department, which include Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo.
In Aston, robberies fell by 27 per cent compared to the same period in 2003/04, which resulted in 206 fewer robberies.
62] Simply put, early twentieth-century robberies required planning and discipline, and thus these killings differed considerably from the spontaneous, impulsive violence that characterized late nineteenth-century homicides.
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Nothing, however, prepared the region for the explosion of bank robberies in the early 1990s.
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LANCASTER -- A 14-year-old gang member charged with two other boys with committing $20,000 in vandalism at Piute Middle School has been linked to at least two robberies, sheriff's deputies said.
From 1984 through 1989, detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department's Robbery Section noticed several recurring problems while investigating bank robberies.
A second study, conducted for Southland Corporation, found that robberies decreased in two experimental sites after cameras and silent alarms were installed, but the decrease was not large enough to be statistically significant.