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Robbery, the felonious and forcible taking from the person of another goods or money to any value by violence or putting him in fear. (1) The taking must be unlawful; (2) The value is immaterial; (3) It must be by force or previous putting in fear. The punishment prescribed by an Act of the present reign (24 & 25 Vict., c. 96) is penal servitude for fourteen years or not less than five years, or imprisonment with or without hard labour and solitary confinement not exceeding two years. And if the robbery be not effected or proved, but the offender be convicted of an assault with intent to rob, such assault is also felony, and imprisonment to the same extent may be awarded, though in case of penal servitude the term is limited to five years.