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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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The superficial liquid velocity [j.sub.Ld] can be calculated from the measured actual (linear) liquid velocity and the liquid holdup in the downcomer, then applying the continuity equation, the superficial liquid velocity in the riser [j.sub.Lr] can be determined.
Orlowski to hide the clothing he wore during the holdup in her apartment.
Dispersed phase holdup is an important design parameter affecting the column diameter and height, and also the overall mass transfer coefficients.
But now that being an addict is like having a death sentence, the thought of staging holdups for a quick buck is no longer an attractive option.
While some of the proposed flotation deinking columns are counter-current (Gomez et al., 1994; Dessureault et al., 1995), co-current flows "offer the potential for increased interfacial area and higher gas holdup by reducing floc-induced coalescence" and should be "further exploited as a design principle in the future" (Lindsay et al., 1995).
I never thought they would declare a holdup in a crowded area like Cubao, De Villa said.
Joselito Daniel said the victim was on her way to Greenhills when the still-unidentified driver of a white taxi with plate number TXY 362 stopped at an isolated area and declared the holdup.
CHAKWAL, August 06, 2010 (Frontier Star): City Police on special directives of District Police Officer Chakwal (DPO) Sabir Ahmed held general holdup in the city against criminals and arrested 13-culprit elements and also recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their custody.
on August 6th and announced a holdup. The seemingly helpless customers got on the floor as they were told.
Following these directions, police stations conducted general holdup and impounded a total of 35 vehicles and 211 motorbikes being driven without any authentic documents.
PO3 Nemesio Dinopol was in civilian clothes and was seated in the front passenger seat when suspect Hygie Mendez Mambiar announced the holdup at around 8 p.m.
So when's the best time to do your banking if you're looking to avoid a holdup? According to the FBI stats, Saturdays and Sundays are the least popular days for stickups, accounting for just 18 of the 160 last year.