Synonyms of 'robber'
Armed robbers broke into a jewellers.
The thieves snatched the camera.
The raiders escaped with cash and jewellery.
burglar, , ,
Burglars broke into their home.
He believes many psychics are frauds.
He's nothing but a rotten cheat.
bandit, , ,
Reports say he was killed in an attack by armed bandits.
highwayman or woman,
He had a mask tied round his face like a highwayman.
conman or woman (informal), ,
Swindlers have cheated investors out of £12 million.
He looked like a scruffy brigand.
grifter (slang, mainly US, Canadian), ,
related phobia harpaxophobia
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in the sense of bandit
a robber, esp. a member of an armed gangReports say he was killed in an attack by armed bandits.
in the sense of brigand
a bandit, esp. a member of a gang operating in mountainous areasHe looked like a scruffy brigand.
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