Examples of robbery in a Sentence
a series of armed robberies
They foiled a bank robbery.
He is charged with attempted robbery.
She was arrested for robbery.
Recent Examples of robbery from the Web
The alleged incident occurred on the east side of Broadway Avenue near the river around 11 p.m. on Saturday, though the victim didn’t report the robbery until midnight.
His lawyers called his stiff 9-to-33-year sentence for armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges unfair.
According to Newsweek, Paddock, who went by the moniker Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for bank robbery, but escaped prison around 1968.
Although some believed her crimes were committed under psychological coercion, Hearst was convicted of robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
The film gives viewers a fictionalized look at the celebrity robberies of 2009, with one major exception—Paris Hilton.
The robbery happened at the intersection of Kings Run Drive and Este Avenue around 11 a.m., officials said.
The robbery happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Fast Track Fuel in the 6800 block of First Avenue North.
That robbery came just before the company had planned to give away thousands of free condoms.
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First Known Use of robbery
Synonymslarceny, theft, stealing, thievery
Related Wordsburglary, housebreaking; embezzlement, embezzling, graft, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation; petit larceny, petty larceny; filching, pilferage, pilfering, purloining, shoplifting; abduction, carjacking, hijacking (also highjacking), kidnapping (also kidnaping), shanghaiing; despoilment, despoliation, looting, pillage, plundering, rapine, spoliation; poaching, rustling; black marketeering, smuggling; banditry, piracy
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