Penal Code 211 PC, which is the California robbery law, defines the offense of robbery as using force or fear to take someone’s personal property from their person or in their immediate presence without their consent. Examples include:
● Breaking into a home while the residents are present and threatening to harm them before taking away their personal property
● Threatening someone with harm after being caught in the act of stealing something
● Drugging someone or intentionally getting them drunk before stealing from them