570.023.  Robbery in the first degree — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of robbery in the first degree if he or she forcibly steals property and in the course thereof he or she, or another participant in the offense:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 570.023

  • Forcibly steals: a person, in the course of stealing, uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person for the purpose of:

     (a)  Preventing or overcoming resistance to the taking of the property or to the retention thereof immediately after the taking. See Missouri Laws 570.010

  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Pharmacy: any building, warehouse, physician's office, hospital, pharmaceutical house or other structure used in whole or in part for the sale, storage, or dispensing of any controlled substance as defined in chapter 195. See Missouri Laws 570.010
  • Property: anything of value, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible, in possession or in action, and shall include but not be limited to the evidence of a debt actually executed but not delivered or issued as a valid instrument. See Missouri Laws 570.010

 (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; or

 (5)  Steals any controlled substance from a pharmacy.

 2.  The offense of robbery in the first degree is a class A felony.