Felonious taking of money, personal property, or any other article of value, in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear. People v. Eddy, 123 Cal.App.2d 826, 268 P.2d 47, 51.
A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he:
(a) inflicts serious bodily injury upon another; or
(b) threatens another with or purposely puts him in fear of immediate serious bodily injury; or
(c) commits or threatens immediately to commit any felony of the first or second degree.
An act shall be deemed "in the course of committing a theft" if it occurs in an attempt to commit theft or in flight after the attempt or commission. Model Penal Code, No. 222.1.
Most jurisdictions today divide robbery, for purposes of punishment, into simple robbery and aggravated robbery, the principal example of the latter being "armed" robbery. For various types of federal crimes involving robbery, see 18 U.S.C.A. No. 2111 et seq.
See also assault
Compare burglary
@ aggravated robbery
Aggravated robbery. A robbery committed by a person who is armed with a dangerous weapon or who inflicts bodily harm upon any person in the course of such robbery.
See also armed robbery.
@ highway robbery
Highway robbery. The crime of robbery committed upon or near a public highway. The felonious and forcible taking of property from the person of another on a highway. It differs from robbery in general only in the place where it is committed.
- robbery
@ robbery by hold-up
Robbery by hold-up originally applied to the stopping and robbery of traveling parties, but the term has acquired a broader meaning. It has come to be applied to robbery in general, by the use of force or putting in fear.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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