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
West’s showing will come close to the one-year anniversary of Kardashian’s armed robbery during Paris Fashion Week on October 3 of last year.
He also was involved in a deadly shooting in 2014 where he and another officer shot and killed 25-year-old Tracy L. McCraw during a robbery that prosecutors determined was justified.
The whole operation would be akin to an interplanetary bank robbery: get in and get out as fast as possible.
But the effect on property crimes, especially robberies and car theft, seems more dramatic.
Salazar had originally been charged with capital murder and attempted armed robbery in the Jan. 28, 2016, death of Jimmy Nunez.
Parkin pleaded guilty to 10 charges related to the robbery and is serving 21 years, four months in prison.
This seems to confirm Jug’s theory that this wasn’t really about a robbery!
Police said the victim was approached by two males and was shot in the leg during the robbery.
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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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