Factors that Constitute Robbery in Las Vegas

According to NRS 200.380, robbery is the “unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another, or in the person’s presence, against his or her will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury.” The statute also specified that violence is used in this form of theft to:

  • Obtain or retain possession of the property
  • Prevent or overcome resistance to the taking
  • Facilitate escape

In essence, robbery can take on many forms, but nonetheless has the same factors involved, such as the use of threats of force to get what the offender wants. Another variation is armed robbery, where the perpetrator uses a weapon to force the victim to hand over his or her items. The last type is carjacking, which involves forcible entry and commandeering of another person’s vehicle.

Sample scenarios of robbery include:

  • Going to an establishment and flashing or holding a gun asking for money or properties (e.g. bank robbery)
  • Suddenly confronting a person and violently threatening them for their possessions
  • Approaching a person from behind and pressing a deadly weapon on their back so he or she will surrender their case

Understand that is still considered an armed Las Vegas robbery even though you only used your fingers or other objects to pass off like a gun. The fact that the person was coerced in giving out their money or property should be more than enough to be labeled as a crime.

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