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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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.
There were 120 armed robberies of individuals from Jan.
BEIRUT: The discovery of a body of a Syrian man in north Lebanon and three armed robberies topped Thursday's police reports.
The number of armed robberies reached 3,000 a year but this year it dropped to 1,756, NOS TV reported.
The court was told that at the time the offences were committed, Reilly was out on licence having been released from a previous life sentence for similar armed robberies.
They follow a series of five other armed robberies at Eugene commercial establishments this month.
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.
For his part, Ali al-Haidari, a strategic analyst, said that armed robberies are three types; those for robbing only, others to finance al-Qaeda, while the third type belongs to gangs working for international intelligence to destabilize the country.
The EU launched Operation Atalanta last December to deter and prevent piracy and armed robberies off the Somali coast.
On Thursday a bookmakers in Lakeside, Cardiff, and a travel agency in Pontyclun were targeted in two armed robberies.
There has been an increase in armed robberies in Huddersfield in recent months, but Sir Norman said guns would remain with specialist officers who patrolled in specialist armed response vehicles.
DOWNEY -- A man and woman carried out armed robberies Sunday at businesses in at least six cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, police said.