Looting vs Robbery - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between looting and robbery
is that looting
is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while robbery
is the act or practice of robbing.
As a verb looting
The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
- During the looting , the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.
- While looting the stores the looters took the opportunity for revenge by destroying what they didn't steal.
The act or practice of robbing.
(legal) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.
(attempt of taking the property of another by threat) larceny
; attempt of taking the property of another by threat
* piracy, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, highway robbery, mugging, carjacking, extortion, stick-up (slang), blagging (slang), steaming (slang)