Robbery is an act of theft with the use or threatened use of force. It is therefore easy to understand why our courts take it seriously and punish robbery more harshly than, say, shoplifting. Judges also punish conspiracy to commit robbery with remarkable vigor. Similarly, courts consider conspiracy to commit robbery in a broad way. Click on the attached article to read about a published case that did so – http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1853183.html.