What is Robbery?


What is the difference between robbery and burglary?


What is extortion?


What should I do if I have been robbed?


What is the difference between theft and theft from person?

How can I protect myself?

What is a carjacking?

What is a dangerous weapon?

What is an illegal weapon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 






 

Robbery FAQ's

What is robbery?

Robbery is the taking of anything of value from another person by use of force, threats or intimidation. If a deadly weapon is used or threatened it is aggravated robbery. If a suspect makes a victim believe that he has a deadly weapon by simulating a gun or by saying that he has a weapon, it is aggravated robbery. Robbery is a class 4 felony. Aggravated robbery is a class 3 felony.

What is the difference between robbery and burglary?

Robbery is the taking of something of value from a person by force while burglary is the unlawful entering of a premises to commit a crime therein, usually theft. Robbery is commonly known as a "holdup" or a "stickup" and burglary is known as a "break in" or "breaking and entering." 

What is extortion?

Extortion is committed when a person forces another person to do something against his will (usually give up money) by threat of death or bodily injury, extreme financial hardship or damage to the person's reputation. Extortion is a class 4 felony. 

What should I do if Ihave been robbed?

Call the police immediately or as soon as possible. The sooner the police respond, the greater the chance that the offender will be caught.

If you are working in a business when you are robbed you should lock the doors, after calling the police. You should not touch anything that the robber may have touched. If possible, write down a description of the robber (height, weight, age, hair color, race, clothing, etc.) while it is still fresh in your mind.

You should not attempt to resist an armed robber. 

What is the differnce between theft and theft from person?

Theft is the taking of property that belongs to someone else (stealing). Theft from person is committed when the taking of the property is from a person's control, such as a purse snatch or a pickpocket, where the property is taken from the person's hands or pockets.   

How can I protect myself?

Go to the "Robbery Prevention" pages for some tips, or contact any robbery detective or police officer. 

What is carjacking?

Carjacking is the popularized term for the taking of a motor vehicle from a person by use of force, threats or intimidation. The actual crime is robbery, or aggravated robbery, if a deadly weapon is used.

What is a dangerous weapon?

A dangerous weapon is a machine gun, silencer, ballistic knife, short shotgun or short rifle. A short shotgun is defined as a shotgun with an overall length of less than 26" or a barrel length of less than 18" (also known as a sawed-off shotgun). A short rifle is defined as a rifle with an overall length of less than 26" or a barrel length of less than 16". Possession of a dangerous weapon is a class 5 felony.

What is an illegal weapon?

An illegal weapon is a blackjack, gas gun, metallic knuckles, gravity knife or switchblade knife. Possession of an illegal weapon is a class 1 misdemeanor.

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