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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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However, the robber shot one of the other robbers and then three of the four robbers left the shop with Rs55,000 and 13 mobile phones.
He said that the robber who was shot dead by his fellows during a robbery in the jurisdiction of the PS Naseerabad had been identified.
In a bid to rescue her husband, the elderly woman starts throwing footwears on the robber, following which, the robber threatens her with the sharp weapon.
HUJRA SHAH MUQIM -- Two robbers escaped and one was killed in police encounter when they were trying to escape after robbery.
A robber was killed in Rawalpindi in an attempt to loot a dairy shop during active hours of pillion riding ban in Rawalpindi.
During an exchange of fire, a robber identified as Sohail suffered injuries while his accomplice managed to flee.
Other villagers continued the chase of outlaws and succeeded in overpowering a robber who was identified as Ejaz resident of Chak No.658/9-GB, whereas, his two accomplices managed to escape.
The CCTV footage doing rounds on the internet was uploaded by Daily Mail and shows the hero in a cowboy hat, denim biker jacket, and jeans, calmly removing his glasses before leaping onto the robber from behind.
Investigators say that the owner's son came running out of the back of the store, grabbed the gun from his father, and shot the armed robber multiple times during a gun battle.
Biggs, who was last seen in public in March, "flicking the V" at the funeral of fellow robber Bruce Reynolds, died yesterday morning.
Police said the robbers were overpowered by the locals.
A TERRIFIED bank worker was forced to hand cash over at gunpoint when an armed robber raided a city centre bank.