Piracy (robbery at sea) is a type of robbery.
Armed robbery involves the use of a weapon.
The element of force differentiates robbery from embezzlement, larceny, and other types of theft.
A further factor making bank robbery unattractive for criminals in the United States is the severity with which it is prosecuted.
The most dangerous type of bank robbery is a "takeover robbery" in which several heavily armed (and armored) gang members threaten the lives of everyone present in the bank.
Common issues in differentiating robbery from simple theft is the degree of force required and when the force is applied.
Robert Bunsen and Matiessen isolated larger quantities of the metal by electrolysis of lithium chloride in 1855.
Informally, robbery may be used to denote other kinds of theft that are not robbery, such as burglary.
Theft can take many forms including burglary, larceny, mugging and robbery.
Highway robbery or "mugging" takes place outside and in a public place such as a sidewalk, street, or parking lot.
Accounts at all U.S. banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a corporation of the federal government, bringing bank robbery under federal jurisdiction and involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Robbery is the crime of seizing property through violence or intimidation.
More precisely, at common law, robbery was defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.
Few criminals are able to make a successful living out of bank robbery over the long term since each attempt increases the probability that they will be identified and caught.
Bank robbery is the crime of robbing a bank.
A report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation states that among Category I serious crimes, the arrest rate for bank robbery in 2001 was second only to that of murder.