One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they were arrested for robbery’
burglary, theft, thievery, stealing, breaking and entering, housebreaking, larceny, shoplifting, pilfering, filching, embezzlement, misappropriation, swindling, fraud
hold-up, break-in, raid
looting, pillage, plunder
informal mugging, smash-and-grab, steaming, snatch
British informal blag
North American informal heist, stick-up
2‘Six quid? That's robbery’
extortion, exorbitant, expensive
informal a rip-off, steep
British informal daylight robbery
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