Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Robbery

The crime of directly taking property (including money) from a person (victim) through force, threat, or intimidation. Robbery is a felony, punishable by a term in state or federal prison. Armed robbery involves the use of gun or other weapon, such as a knife or club, and under most state laws carries a stiffer penalty than robbery by merely taking. Compare: burglary, embezzlement, shoplifting
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