Definition of ROBBERY


ROBBERY

crimes. The felonious and forcible taking from the
person of another, goods or money to any value, by violence or putting him in
fear. 4 Bl. Com. 243 1 Bald. 102.


2. By "taking from the person" is meant not only the immediate taking
from his person, but also from his presence when it is done with violence and
against his consent. 1 Hale, P. C. 533; 2 Russ. Crimes, 61. The taking must be
by violence or putting the owner in fear, but both these circumstances need not
concur, for if a man should be knocked down and then robbed while be is
insensible, the offence is still a robbery. 4 Binn. R. 379. And if the party be
put in fear by threats and then robbed, it is not necessary there should be any
greater violence.


3. This offence differs from a larceny from the person in this, that in
the latter, there is no violence, while in the former the crime is incomplete
without an actual or constructive force. Id. Vide 2 Swift s Dig. 298. Prin.
Pen. Law, ch. 22, §4, p. 285; and Carrying away; Invito Domino; Larceny;
Taking.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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