Definition of bank robbery in English:

bank robbery


  • An act or instance of robbing a bank.

    ‘he had participated in a bank robbery netting $4 million’
    [mass noun] ‘she is awaiting trial on charges of bank robbery’
    • ‘In the film's opening sequence, they carry out a successful bank robbery, from which they make their getaway on roller-blades.’
    • ‘The man is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies in the past month, the FBI said.’
    • ‘I am presently serving a twenty-five-year sentence for bank robbery, which is my first incarceration.’
    • ‘From kidnapped heiress to accomplice in a bank robbery, her story was perfect grist for the tabloid mill.’
    • ‘The U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island says he has agreed to plead guilty to nine counts of bank robbery.’
    • ‘The film was a true story about a bank robbery in Brooklyn three years earlier.’
    • ‘Dillinger missed the Roaring '20s and emerged into a Midwest in which bank robbery seemed, to some, one of the few remaining avenues of opportunity.’
    • ‘Today's Financial Times reports about a group of computer hackers who tried to pull off one of the biggest bank robberies ever.’
    • ‘In 1999, the Defendant committed two bank robberies.’
    • ‘After all, a lone bank robber can't be punished both for attempting bank robbery and for actually committing it.’