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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.
He added: "We have had a great deal of success in getting the hardcore remanded and that has sent the message out to others who want to commit street robberies that they will be arrested.
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.
The vast majority of robberies, however, go unreported, officials say.
In general, two factors caused the extensive number of bank robberies in the FBJLA territory.
Based on hundreds of critique forms, almost all Spokane participants thought the mock robbery training had prepared them for real robberies better than other forms of training.
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The estimated number of robberies decreased from the 2008 and the 2005 estimates--8.