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stickup

slang A robbery, especially at gunpoint. That's the second stickup at that gas station this month. Everybody on the ground, this is a stickup!
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Chapter Five's discussion of "Doing Stickup," for example, is based largely on a "data set" of brief narrative accounts that Franklin Zimring and James Zuehl (1986) reconstructed from police records, and that Katz subsequently reworked.
ATMSafe also pays up to P11,250 to enable the cardholder to replace documents such as government-issued ID cards lost during an ATM stickup.
It was almost midnight at the Jump Start convenience store in Wichita, Kan., when a guy walked in, showed the 23-year-old clerk a gun and announced a stickup. The clerk gave him some money from the register, but then he demanded she open the safe.
Folks, this ain't the kind of training you--or I--need for confronting a prowler in your kitchen or surviving an ATM stickup. If you go everywhere with three or five heavily-armed commando pals, I'm your man.
Alas, what our man hadn't noticed was that someone had scribbled "this is a stickup" on the back of the slip he'd picked up.
In a systematic and thorough manner, the stickup man gently removed spectacles, and taped ankles, wrists, mouths and eyes before minutely inspecting the victims' pockets and wallets.
In Pensacola, Florida, on September 22, a husband and wife were working in their grocery store when a man came in with a stocking mask over his face and said, "This is a stickup." The 60-year-old husband, William Deen, thought it was "some kind of joke" until the robber shoved a gun in his face, reported the News Journal.
John Monahan, 20, shouted "This is a stickup" when he walked into the Ormond Quay Post Office in Dublin.
Well, Purisima did not kidnap or abduct anybody, he didn't stake out the wives of drug lords and other rich and "influential" inmates inside Bilibid to force them to pay for their visits, he didn't hold up a seaman and his wife on Roxas Blvd., he did not lead the gang of 12 in that daring EDSA stickup, he didn't drag anyone out of his house or car for a few moments of contemplation, he hasn't been caught planting shabu on a hapless motorist, he didn't plan the murder of or execute Enzo Pastor, he wasn't seen extorting a Korean or a Chinese.
When an armed stickup man entered a store in Marionville, Mo., he probably mistook 54-year old Jon Alexander for an easy victim.
Minutes later, after the man had done some more business downtown, he said he went to his car on Main Street when the second man approached him from behind and said, "This is a stickup," according to Capt.
My dad said I should stickup for myself, and my mum told me to ignore them because I was better than any of them.
Officers recovered the stickup duds, the guns, 300.000 Euros (about $296,000 US) and positive proof that fear of being shot has about the same effect on men as a swim in very cold water
Elgin police responded to the stickup on the 400 block of Summit Street about 12:45 p.m., according to a news release on the departments Facebook page.
The wannabe stickup man might have had better luck by keeping his finger in the glove.