Definition of Armed robbery

1. Noun. Robbery at gunpoint.

Exact synonyms: Heist, Holdup, Stickup
Generic synonyms: Robbery
Derivative terms: Heist, Hold Up, Stick Up

Definition of Armed robbery

1. Noun. An instance of robbery where the participants are armed, i.e. are carrying weapons. ¹

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Literary usage of Armed robbery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. State Responses to Serious & Violent Juvenile Crime by Patricia Torbet, Richard Gable, Imogene Montgomery (1997)
"14, direct-file or waiver case when there is a previous adjudication for murder, sexual battery, armed or strong-armed robbery, carjacking, home-invasion ..."

2. Poverty and Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa by Haroon Bhorat, S M Ravi Kanbur, Human Sciences Research Council (2007)
"Table 8.8 shows the results of negative binomial and OLS regressions for murder and armed robbery. Inequality is not correlated with either armed robbery or ..."

3. Trademark Counterfeiting: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1995)
"He'll be there for the rest of his life, convicted of multiple counts of murder, extortion and armed robbery. What's not clearly understood about all this ..."

4. In Terror and in Silence: An Investigation Into Safety Levels and Standards Adrian Hadland by Adrian Hadland (2002)
"A fifth of attendants cited armed robbery as a problem. Significantly, 92% of all ... Five of the Engen stations had experienced an armed robbery. ..."

5. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"The six offenses are the drinking of alcohol, theft, armed robbery, ... "In the southern states, armed robbery may be punished with death if the act results ..."

6. Nigeria, on the Eve of "change": Transition to What? by Karen Sorensen, Africa Watch Committee (1991)
"Tribunal jurisdiction extends to cases involving armed robbery, treason, corruption, illegal oil sales, drug trafficking, and the transition to civilian ..."

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