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ROBBER. One who commits a robbery. One who feloniously and forcibly takes goods or money to any value from the person of another by violence or putting him, in fear.

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When the mother had taken a sup at her flask, and was having a nap, the little robber maiden went to the Reindeer, and said, "I should very much like to give you still many a tickling with the sharp knife, for then you are so amusing; however, I will untether you, and help you out, so that you may go back to Lapland.
The robber maiden lifted up little Gerda, and took the precaution to bind her fast on the Reindeer's back; she even gave her a small cushion to sit on.
I can't bear to see you fretting," said the little robber maiden.
And Gerda stretched out her hands with the large wadded gloves towards the robber maiden, and said, "Farewell
A light was procured accordingly, and the robber proceeded to examine the purse.
Rawalpindi -- Regional Police Officer Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja directed DPO Attock to nab the gang of robbers allegedly involved in plundering cash and gold from a house and torturing a 15-year-old girl mercilessly during their seven-hour-long looting spree, sources said on Wednesday.
As per media details, Robbers entered a house located in the area of Nazimabad Karachi for the purpose of robbery.
QUETTA -- Unknown gunmen robbers shot injured two persons when they resisted bid of snatching their motorbike at Eastern Bypass area here late Thursday night.
KARACHI -- Armed robbers stormed into the house of a senior journalist in North Nazimabad on Thursday morning, made the journalist and his family hostage at gunpoint and took away cash, jewellery and other valuables, police said.
According to police sources, two robbers were fleeing after looting citizens in a mobile shop in Saeedabad area, a patrolling police team chased suspected robbers, on which the robbers opened fire on a police team.
KARACHI -- Three people, including a trader and two robbers, were killed in Karachi on Sunday following a foiled robbery attempt a subsequent exchange of fire between alleged robbers and the police.
Three people, including a trader and two robbers, were killed in Karachi on Sun-day as a result of a foiled robbery attempt and exchange of fire between alleged robbers and the police.