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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These are sheer tights or hold-ups which camouflage your legs a little and hide imperfections, yet appear as though your legs are bare.
A Portland police detective completed one of the sketches after speaking with a victim of one of the Eugene hold-ups, and a Eugene police detective drew the other sketch.
Well nothing changes about hold-ups on the M4 around Newport, does it, but something has certainly changed in the Welsh team.
It gives North Wales a bad reputation for traffic jams and hold-ups, and can put people off from coming here, especially from north west England.
Yesterday's delays follow hold-ups over the weekend.
But buses coming from Kenilworth and beyond are bound to experience hold-ups and be delayed through no fault of Stagecoach, especially with road works near Warwick University.
In one of the building society hold-ups, a 67-year-old cashier at Santander, Bearwood, was "roughed up".
The hold-ups have got considerably worse over the past 12 months.
They allegedly took it in turns to stage hold-ups as the other kept watch outside.
Summary: Hospitals that delay acting on guidance from the health watchdog will be forced to explain hold-ups to patients, under tough new rules.
The incident, which happened at 2.25pm caused traffic hold-ups on the A19.
PIXIE Lott had to be careful when she stepped out in this wildchild outfit, wearing hold-ups and a thigh-skimming skirt.