The formal definition of robbery is the taking or attempt to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. The short definition of robbery is theft from a person by use of force or fear. The necessary elements of the crime are specific intent, theft from a person, by use of force or fear. The level of force or fear does not have to be great to meet the statutory requirement.
I have written the following articles to discuss the various aspects of the crime of robbery and robbery prevention:
- Robbery Facts
- Robbery Homicide at Wendy's
- Robbery Homicide at Burger King
- Convenience Store Robbery Prevention