Provision

In all robbery there is either theft or extortion.

When theft is robbery.

When theft is robbery.--Theft is "robbery" if, in order to the committing of the theft, or in committing the theft, or in carrying away or attempting to carry away property obtained by the theft, the offender, for that end, voluntarily causes or attempts to cause to any person death or hurt or wrongful restraint, or fear of instant death or of instant hurt, or of instant wrongful restraint.

When extortion is robbery.

When extortion is robbery.--Extortion is "robbery" if the offender, at the time of committing the extortion, is in the presence of the person put in fear, and commits the extortion by putting that person in fear of instant death, of instant hurt, or of instant wrongful restraint to that person or to some other person, and, by so putting in fear, induces the person, so put in fear then and there to deliver up the thing extorted.


Simply Put

The section states that robbery consists of either theft or extortion. As to when theft is robbery it says that it is so if either in order to the committing of the theft, or in committing the theft, or in carrying away property obtained by the theft, or in attempting to carry away property obtained by the theft, the offender, for that end, either voluntarily causes or attempts to cause to any person either death or hurt or wrongful restraint, or fear of instant death or of instant hurt or of instant wrongful restraint.

As to when extortion is robbery it says that it is so if at the time of committing the extortion the offender is in presence of the person put in fear and commits the extortion by putting that person in fear of either instant death, or of instant hurt, or of instant wrongful restraint either to that person or to some other person, and, by so putting in fear, induces the person so put in fear to deliver up the thing extorted then and there.



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