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13/09/2011 Deja un comentario
‘My daddy was a bank robber, but he never hurt nobody. He just loved to live that way, and he loved to steal your money…’
A robber is a person who commits a robbery. In English law a ‘robbery‘ is a theft with the use or threat of violence against a person. Thus, while my daddy may not have hurt anyone, he at least threatened to hurt someone. If not, he wouldn’t have committed a robbery.
In Spanish law un robo is a theft with the use or threat of violence against a person, or the use of force against a thing. Thus, my papa may not have hurt anyone or even threatened to hurt anyone, yet he committed un robo by using dynamite to access the bank’s vaults.