Robbery is taking something that does not belong to you.
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 -ery
The act or an instance of unlawfully taking the property of another by the use of violence or intimidation.
- attempt of taking the property of another by threat
robbery - Legal Definition
The illegal stealing or taking of another’s property from that person or another by violence or by threat of violence; aggravated larceny. The personal threat of violence and implicit fear on the part of the victim are essential in order to distinguish robbery from burglary.armed robbery
Robbery committed by a felon carrying a dangerous weapon, whether or not that weapon is actually used or even shown. The crime is tried as any robbery would be in most states, but the weapon serves to bump up the severity of the crime.