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Chapter 12 Robbery
Terms in this set (20)
US currency with recorded serial numbers placed at each teller position.
a category of robbery. is the taking of a motor vehicle by force or threat of force. The FBI may investigate the crime.
bundle of currency containing a colored dye and tear gas
is the felonious taking of another's property, either directly from the person or in that person's presence, though force or intimidation.
Reason for Robberies
1.Get cash for their drugs-purse snatcher
2.Get prescription drugs-pharmacy
3.Get property from victim-cell phone
4.Get a vehicle-carjacking-taking vehicle by force
This occurs when hostages report they have no ill feelings toward the hostage taker and , further, that they feared the police more than they feared their captors.
Types of Robberies
residential, commercial, street or vehicle driver and casino type businesses
are typically young Asian gang members who travel across the country robbing. Asian families, especially Asian business owners
are within the jurisdictions of the FBI. the state and the community in which the crime occurred and are jointly investigated.
-Can lead to:
Shootout with Police
Elements of the Crime of ROBBERY
1. The wrongful taking of personal property,
2. From the person or person's presence.
3. Against the person's will by force or threat of force
Robbery "In Progress"?
Tactics tend to fly out the window!
1.Anticipate the unexpected
2. Assume the worst/Plan for the worst
3. Think prior to acting
4. Silent response/invisible deployment tactics
5. Notice vehicle traffic moving away from the scene (have camera running when responding)
Challenges for Investigators
1. Speed of the robbery
2. Potential for violence
3. Taking of hostages
4. Lack of evidence
Problems for LE with Robbery Investigations
1. Usually not reported until offenders gone
2. It is difficult to obtain good descriptions from the victims? Why?
3. Items taken, usually currency, are difficult to identify
Type of robbery
Time of robbery
Method of robbery
would you normally find and/or look for at a robbery scene?
Fibers and hairs?
The leg time in reporting a robbery
the speed of its occurrence and the traumatizing effect on victims and witness and the nature of stolen items pose special challenges for investigators.
Determine the legal
owner the legal owner of the property taken. Describe completely the property and its value.
Record the exact words, gestures.
gestures, motions or actions the robber used to gain control of the property.
Obtain a complete description
of the robbers words, actions and any weapon used or threatened to be used.
Obtain information about
the suspects general appearance, clothing, disguises, weapon and vehicle.
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