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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It is highway robbery. And believe you me, we will get it back," he has said.
With regards to the tax reform passage, Sanders could be heard saying in the video: "Today in an unprecedented manner we are witnessing highway robbery in broad daylight and a looting of the federal Treasury." 
Camp Olivas, Pampanga -- The use of pass cards by all drivers of cargo trucks plying various routes and main highways in Region 3 and the deployment of some 450 fully-equipped police personnel round-the-clock at crime prone areas beginning next week is expected to curb hijacking and highway robbery in Central Luzon.
I really didn't understand why councils could bleat about the dying High Street and then commit latter-day highway robbery on motorists who were attempting to shop there.
Summary: Salem (Tamil Nadu): In a daring highway robbery, four robbers posing as police personnel yesterday ...
May 13, 2013 (RUMBEK) -- Four people have been arrested in connection with last week's highway robbery incident, in which a senior South Sudan army (SPLA) official was injured in South Sudan's Lakes state.
It would be seen by the people that if no UK politician stands up and voices his or her objections to this highway robbery by an unelected EU, then they are as bad as the regime itself, and shame on you all.
As for reducing the capacity by 40% to come under budget when it is proven that PFIs are nothing short of highway robbery is nonsensical and obviously a backward step.
When Birmingham is doing its best to attract visitors and tourists, this highway robbery sends out all the wrong signals.
Motorists should be put in the picture so we can end this highway robbery."
They have my support totally as this carbuncle of a government are using legalised highway robbery with their pensions to rob them.
These proposals are nothing less than 'highway robbery' and she must reject them outright.

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