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Robbery is the unlawful taking of property from an individual or organisation without consent, and is accompanied by force or threat of force. A robbery may involve the use or implied threat of a weapon (armed robbery) or may not involve a weapon (unarmed robbery). The AIC has a long history of researching armed robberies through the National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program (NARMP) and through studies into specific types of robberies such as those at service stations and of cash in transit as well as those by professional offenders. Useful information regarding both personal and business robberies is available through links on the AIC website.

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