Pursuant to Florida Statute 812.13, ”Robbery” a.k.a. Strong Arm Robbery is the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.


To prove the crime of Robbery, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The accused took money or property from the person or custody of the alleged victim.

  2. Force, violence, assault, or putting in fear was used in the course of the taking.

  3. The property taken was of some value.

  4. The taking was with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim of his or her right to the property or any benefit from it or appropriate the property of the alleged victim to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to it.



Robbery is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in Florida State Prison.

In addition to Strong Arm Robbery, Florida criminalizes the following variations of Robbery:


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