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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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Harrisburg officers located the vehicle and arrested a 16-year-old from Jackson County on charges connected to the armed robbery.
Later, a police party during patrol spotted two robbers busy in an armed robbery and one of them (Abul Hashim) opened fire on the policemen, injuring sub-inspector Naqi Lodhi.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of an armed robbery at the Post Office.
Suspects Sam Cooper and Boima Sherman were said to have been involved in an armed robbery incident at the Lone Star office in Gbarnga, Bong County on 28 April.
Mohd Ali said the suspects had criminal records on drugs, kidnapping, gang and armed robbery, and housebreaking.
While reports suggested that the professor was shot dead while resisting an armed robbery, unearthed evidence indicated that the incident was motivated by personal enmity, police said
Officers investigating the armed robbery have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.
The Allentown Police said they responded to the Muhlenberg College campus for a report of an armed robbery alert between 8:45 and 9:45 p.m.
Simpson has been freed on parole after nine years in prison for Las Vegas armed robbery.
'I think the joint exercise shows our strong partnership and cooperation in combating armed robbery,' said Garcia of the maritime exercise.
Hama, SANA -- The Criminal Security Department in Hama arrested a member of a terrorist cell that had committed acts of armed robbery and kidnapping in Salamyieh City.
United Nations officials today reiterated a call for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, with the Security Council stressing the importance of addressing underlying causes and strengthening justice systems and judicial cooperation in the region.

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