rob‧ber‧y plural robberies [uncountable and countable]
the crime of stealing money or things from a bank, shop etc, especially using violence [↪ theft, burglary]:
Police are investigating a series of bank robberies in South Wales.
He received a 10 year prison sentence for armed robbery (=robbery using a gun).
He admitted attempted robbery and was given a suspended sentence.
➔ daylight robberyat daylight (5)
; ➔ highway robberyat highway (3)WORD FOCUS: crime
crimes that involve stealing things: robbery, burglary, theft, shoplifting, fraud, carjacking
crimes that involve attacking people : assault, mugging, murder, rape
someone who commits crimes: criminal, thief, crook, burglar, mugger, robber, pickpocket, rapist, offender, lawbreakercrime
➔ See also crime