Robbery is defined as the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. It is also defined at common law as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.
Since it can be distinguished from other forms of theft such as burglary and shoplifting, robbery is a felony triable by indictment, due to its inherently violent nature.
The most common type of robbery in Ghana is armed robbery, involving the use of deadly weapons.
It appears no single day passes without an armed robbery incident being reported in this country. Almost everybody is a potential victim of robbery and this is gradually putting fear in the people. And the menace is gradually crumbling Ghana’s name as a peaceful nation.
There have been many instances where Ghanaians resident abroad who return home for holidays