Robbery is the taking of personal property from the person of another or in his immediate presence, against his will, through the use of force or fear. Cal. Pen. Code s. 211 .
The fear may be fear of unlawful injury to the victim or his property, to his relatives, or to anyone with the victim at the time of the robbery. Cal. Pen. Code s. 212 .
There are two types of Robbery: first and second degree Robbery. Cal. Pen. Code s. 212.5 .
First degree robbery includes any robbery of:
- Any person performing his duties as an operator of a bus, taxi, cable car, train, light rail, airplane, etc., that is used for the transportation of people for hire or any passenger thereon; or
- Any inhabited house, houseboat, RV, trailer, etc.; or
- Any person while using an ATM or immediately after using the ATM while still in the vicinity of the ATM.
Cal. Pen. Code s. 212.5 (a) and (b) .
Second degree robbery is any other type of robbery. Cal. Pen. Code s. 212.5 (c) .