noun (plural robberies)
1The action of robbing a person or place: he was involved in drugs, violence, extortion, and robbery an armed robbery
More example sentences
- England and Wales already have the highest levels of burglaries, car thefts, assaults and robberies in the industrialised world.
- The story concerns a criminal gang called The Vampires, mysterious and resourceful, that terrorizes France with a succession of swindles, robberies, and murders.
- She has been framed by the gangsters and is wanted for several armed robberies.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French roberie, from the verb rober (see rob).