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A robbery at a convenience store.

A robbery is the act of stealing from a person using violence or by causing fear of violence. A person who commits robbery is a robber.

A person who steals without using violence or fear (such as stealing items from a store, or pickpocketing, or car theft), commits theft, not robbery.

Types of robbery[change | change source]

  • Armed robbery - Stealing from someone using a weapon.
  • Aggravated robbery - Stealing from someone using a deadly weapon, such as a gun.
  • Highway robbery - Often known as mugging, stealing from someone in a public place.
  • Carjacking - Stealing someones car, by force.

Notable robberies[change | change source]