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Robbery


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Robbery DivisionMISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Houston Police Department Robbery Division is to impact the robbery rate by providing the citizens of Houston with a prompt and effective investigation response to all classifications of robberies, theft from persons, and extortion cases.





Definitions:
Robbery


  1. A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft and with the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he:

    1. intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or intentional


    2. or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.

  2. An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.


Aggravated

  1. A person commits an offense if he commits robbery and he:
    1. causes serious bodily injury to another;
    2. uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
    3. causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
      1. 65 years of age or older; or
      2. a disabled person.
  2. An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.
  3. In this section, “disabled person” means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm.


Theft From Person

  1. A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of the property.
    1. A state jail felony if:
      1. regardless of value, the property is stolen from the person of another or from a human corpse or grave

Note: Capital Murder -- A person commits an offense if the person commits murder in the course of committing or attempting to commit robbery. This is punishable by the death penalty.



Robbery Division
HPD Headquarters
1200 Travis
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-0700