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robbery

noun
     
Related topics: Crime
rob‧ber‧y plural robberies [uncountable and countable]
SCC 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 robbery

at daylight (5)

; ➔ highway robbery

at highway (3)
WORD FOCUS: crime 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, lawbreaker
crime

See also
crime

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