aggravated robbery

Robbery committed by a person who either carries a dangerous weapon — often called armed robbery — or inflicts bodily harm on someone during the robbery.

• Some statutes also specify that a robbery is aggravated when the victim is a member of a protected class, such as children or the elderly. [Cases: Robbery 11. C.J.S. Robbery §§ 24–28, 79, 82, 90.]