Elements that must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in order to establish the offense of robbery are the following:
1. The Defendant took the money or property from the person or custody of the victim.
2. Force, violence, or putting in fear was used during the taking.
3. The Property taken was of value.
4. The taking was with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim of his/her right to the property, or to appropriate the property of the victim to the Defendant’s own use or benefit of another.
Enhancements of the crime can occur when a deadly weapon is used or threatened during the commission of the crime. Section 812.13, Florida Statutes, addresses the crime of robbery.
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