Question: What is robbery under Wisconsin law?

Answer: So robbery is the intent—with intent to steal—take the property from the person directly, or from the presence of the person who is in possession of it. That doesn’t have to be the person who lawfully owns it; but the person who is in possession of it if you take the property directly from them or from their presence, then that is considered robbery. That is a felony no matter what the amount of the property is. If there’s any threat or use of force, that increases it to a higher level felony. And if there’s the use of a dangerous weapon or if the victim is made to believe that there was a dangerous weapon, then that is a Class C felony, which is a fairly high level felony.

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