569.020. 1. A person commits the crime of robbery in the first degree when he forcibly steals property and in the course thereof he, or another participant in the crime,

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 569.020

  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Forcibly steals: a person "forcibly steals" and thereby commits robbery, when, in the course of stealing, as defined in section 570. See Missouri Laws 569.010 v2
  • Of another: property is that "of another" if any natural person, corporation, partnership, association, governmental subdivision or instrumentality, other than the actor, has a possessory or proprietary interest therein. See Missouri Laws 569.010 v2
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020

(1) Causes serious physical injury to any person; or

(2) Is armed with a deadly weapon; or

(3) Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument against any person; or

(4) Displays or threatens the use of what appears to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

2. Robbery in the first degree is a class A felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

Transferred 2014; now 570.023; Effective 1-01-17