taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear
A robbery is the act of stealing from a person using violence or by causing fear of violence. A person who commits robbery is known as 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.
In some US states, however, Simple Robbery refers to the knowing procurement of an item or items belonging to another by force but without “aggravating factors” such as violence or weapons.
Types of robberyEdit
- Great Train Robbery - £2.6million was stolen from a train on 8 August 1963 by 15 people, including Bruce Reynolds, Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and Brian Field. The money was never recovered. It was the largest robbery in British history until 2006.