Bank Robbery is defined as the crime of stealing from a bank while others, other than the person or persons committing the crime, are present. Bank robberies involved the use of force, threat of force and/or involve putting the victim in fear. Almost all bank robberies are done for financial gain.
Bank robberies do not require the use of a weapon; however, the use of a weapon can increase a person’s sentence.
Robbery vs. Burglary
Robbery is defined as taking or attempting to take something of value from another through the use of force, threat of force and/or by putting the victim in fear. In contrast, burglary is the unlawful entry, or breaking into, a place to commit a felony and/or theft. If the bank is closed and someone breaks into, it is therefore categorized as a burglary and not a robbery
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