Generally, the offense of ROBBERY involves committing two offenses: theft and assault. In other words, stealing goods or services from another person by force or threat of force. The penalties for ROBBERY differ depending on the victim of the offense, whether a deadly weapon was used or displayed, among other things. More serious robberies are deemed AGGRAVATED ROBBERY and have heightened penalties. 


Under Ohio law, the offense of ROBBERY makes it illegal for a person, in attempting or committing a theft offense, or in fleeing immediately after, to:

  • Use or threaten the immediate use of force against another;
  • Inflict, attempt to inflict, or threaten to inflict physical harm on another;
  • Have a deadly weapon on or about the offender's person or under the offender's control.

ROBBERY possible penalties:

  • F2 (felony of the second degree)
  • F3 (felony of the third degree)


What makes AGGRAVATED ROBBERY more serious is displaying a deadly weapon, having a dangerous ordnance (such as explosives), or inflicting serious physical harm on the victim. Attempting to steal a law enforcement officer's service weapon may also constitute AGGRAVATED ROBBERY.

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY possible penalties:

  • F1 (felony of the first degree)


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