Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who knowingly or intentionally takes property from another person or from the presence of another person:

(1) by using or threatening the use of force on any person; or

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-42-5-1

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
(2) by putting any person in fear;

commits robbery, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if it is committed while armed with a deadly weapon or results in bodily injury to any person other than a defendant, and a Level 2 felony if it results in serious bodily injury to any person other than a defendant.

     (b) A person who knowingly or intentionally takes a controlled substance from a pharmacist acting in an official capacity or from a pharmacy by:

(1) using or threatening the use of force on any person; or

(2) putting any person in fear;

commits robbery, a Level 4 felony. However, the offense is a Level 2 felony if it is committed while armed with a deadly weapon or results in bodily injury to any person other than the defendant, and the offense is a Level 1 felony if it results in serious bodily injury to any person other than the defendant.

As added by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.39. Amended by Acts 1982, P.L.204, SEC.34; P.L.186-1984, SEC.1; P.L.158-2013, SEC.450; P.L.202-2017, SEC.25.