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Roubón or rauben they are the words that exert as etymological origin of the term robbery that we are now addressing. These are words that come from the old German high and that can be translated as "stripping someone of something."

Stole is the act and steal result (appropriate something alien by force or intimidation). Theft differs from theft which is the action consisting only in the appropriation of the alien.

For example: if a thief threatens a knife with a woman and subtracts his wallet, it is a robbery. On the other hand, if the thief takes advantage of a woman's carelessness and appropriates the wallet without her noticing, we are facing a theft.

Theft, therefore, is a crime that affects someone's property or rights and that includes the use of violence or threats . This means that if a thief has a revolver and uses it to intimidate his victim, he will have committed a robbery beyond never firing the weapon: “A robbery was committed last night at the bakery next to my house”, "Arnaldo's mother suffered a robbery when she left work", “Two eight-year-old children committed a violent robbery in a pharmacy and injured the owner of the premises”.

Theft is also known as loot obtained through this kind of crime : "A band committed the robbery of the century in the US capital by seizing a multi-million dollar bank loot".

Many are the thefts that have occurred throughout history and among them, by their loot or by the way of carrying them out, stands out for example the one that is considered as the largest within the art world. This took place in 1990 at the Gardner Museum in Boston and was carried out by two men, who without using any type of weapons and being more than an hour in that center with absolute tranquility, managed to take various paintings valued at 300 millions of dollars.

There are several types of theft. Some thieves simply intimidate victims with insults, beatings or ensuring that they have weapons. Others use knives, guns or any blunt objects (such as a stone or a stick).

The cinema has not been able to resist capturing the world surrounding any robbery. And it is that the action, the deception or the plots that that brings with it become elements of great attraction for the spectator. In this sense, we could highlight films such as “Perfect Heist” that Stanley Kubrick directed in 1956 and revolves around a former convict who dreams of taking the big blow of his life.

In the same way, the stories of the so-called white glove thieves have also taken center stage, which are those that use their intelligence as their only weapon and that at no time make use of violence. This would be the case of the protagonist of "The Secret of Thomas Crown" who decides to undertake the theft of a Monet painting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

In dominoes and in various card games, theft is the number of chips or cards They are taken out of the well.

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