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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Millions of rupees were stolen in armed robberies, burglaries and other forms of theft, and most stolen property has not been recovered or traced by the police.
"Using AI helped Dubai Police to arrest 11 African suspects who were planning to commit armed robberies on two money transfer vehicles within one week," Maj-Gen Al Merri said.
The performance of as many as eleven police stations remained unsatisfactory as four armed robberies and five motorcycle theft cases registered during last four days in Abbottabad.
There were 47 armed robberies of people or stores in October -- the most seen this year.
Security alert issued for US citizens traveling to The Bahamas The United States Embassy in Nassau has issued a security alert to American citizens residing in and traveling to The Bahamas about an increase in armed robberies on New Providence.
Summary: The discovery of a body of a Syrian man in north Lebanon and three armed robberies topped Thursday's police reports.
| BRUSSELS, Dec 18 (KUNA) -- The number of armed robberies in the Netherlands has fallen by 30 percent over the past three year after a task force was formed in 2009, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.
Reilly, who used wigs, false beards, moustaches, sideburns and hats to alter his appearance and hide distinctive scarring on his left cheek, had pleaded guilty to seven armed robberies, one attempted arm robbery and seven counts of possession of a firearm at Lewes Crown Court in January.
Two armed robberies, possibly by the same gun-wielding man on a bicycle, hit Eugene on Sunday.
"As a direct result of this operation all the outstanding armed robberies in the West Midlands Police Force area committed since 1973 which had become known as the 'Thursday Robberies' have been cleared."
ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces on Monday arrested two persons involved in armed robberies that targeted gold shops in Falluja city on June 26, 2010.
Pirate attacks and armed robberies off the Somali coast have been threatening fishing boats and humanitarian aid shipments in recent months.