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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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A physical altercation began between the shop owner and the robbers, leading one of the robbers to try and shoot the owner.
Separately, the robbers also looted gold, cash, mobile phones and other valuables from citizens while striking in two different localities, they said.
Giving a tough fight to the robbers, the couple chased away the armed robbers.
According to a source, who spoke with Tribune Online, said that the robbers had laid siege around the bank before invading to the bank, killing a bank official immediately they entered the bank premises.
According to media report, Sadar Police was informed that armed robbers were looting the passers by in Parwin Abad, village adjacent to ALLAHPUR.
The Deputy Superintendent of Dipalpur Police, Inam ul Haq informed media about a special team which has been assigned the duty of arresting the escaped robbers. He told media that a day before, a murderer Tanvir was also killed in alleged encounter with Police who had killed a shopkeeper when he was resisting during robbery.
The police intercepted three robbers fleeing after committing a robbery in Quaidabad area of Karachi.
A woman was killed and another was injured resisting a pair of robbers on a motorbike, a robber was killed as a milkman tried to overpower him, while many other citizens were deprived of cash and valuables at the hands of bike-riding robbers.
Police told local news channel that the robbers were busy looting a house in the area when a police team reaches there and the robbers started firing on the police.
KARACHI: An alleged robber was injured during a police encounter in Clifton area of the provincial capital on Sunday.
Police said here Monday that three robbers stormed into the house of Sher Ali in Chak No.625-GB late at night and made family members hostage at gun point.
The Obuasi Circuit Court has sentenced five armed robbers, including an ex-soldier, to a total of 125 years, with each of them going in for 25 years.