While many Florida residents may use the terms theft, robbery and burglary interchangeably, legally the terms have different meanings and consequences. Burglary differs from the other two in that it almost always requires that there be a victim who is threatened with bodily harm. If the weapon in question is a gun or an injury is in fact suffered, the crime may be elevated to an armed one or an aggravated one.
To prove robbery though, there are certain elements that must be proven. First of all, it must involve a taking of someone else's property, with the intent to steal and it should be in the owner's presence or from them. It must be against their will and be done with either the threat of violence or actual violence. The element of force is central to the crime of robbery.