When you steal money from someone by pointing a gun at his head and demanding he give it to you, this is an example of robbery.
- act or practice of robbing
- Law the felonious taking of personal property in the possession or immediate presence of another by the use of violence or intimidation
Origin of robberyMiddle English roberie ; from OFr: see rob and amp; -ery
- attempt of taking the property of another by threat
robbery - Legal Definition