Robbery

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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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He shot dead armed robbers Nicholas Payne and Michael Flynn, fearing they were about to blast a Securicor driver in South London.
'Frustrated': Bal Bains, owner of Buttercup's & Daisy's Florist, Somerford Road, Weoley Castle, which was targeted by an armed robber.
Another escapee was armed robber Christopher Price, 26, part of a West Midlands-based gang who raided a shop wielding a chainsaw and a knife.
The reward of up to pounds 100,000 has been put up by the British Bankers' Association for information that leads to the arrest and successful conviction of armed robbers. They have got onboard with Crimestoppers to give people the chance to give information anonymously and still collect the reward.
Police said that five armed robbers attacked Khosla's house at around noon.
SEVERE BURNS: Armed robber Malcolm Cruddas was scalded with hot fat
'By linking this with the CCTV footage and descriptions of the armed robber, May was arrested at his home by armed officers in the early hours of Wednesday, May 18.'
According to the district Abbottabad police sources, in Circle Bakot seven armed robber looted Rs30,000 from two persons.
ABC7 out of Chicago reported on August 25 that a convenience store clerk shot and killed an armed robber. The deceased suspect was later identified as 30-year-old Justin Greenenwald, who allegedly attempted to rob a Kwick Shop while wearing a mask and armed with what appeared to be a firearm.
Summary: A masked armed robber collapsed and died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookies, police said.
US POLICE are hunting a "jovial" armed robber who held up a bank dressed as Santa.
AN armed robber and a forger had failed to return to prison last night after Christmas home leave.