In New York, robberies are called “forcible larcenies.” Robbery, defined in Section 160.00, now requires a forcible stealing when, in the course of committing a larceny, the actor uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person for the purpose of:
1. Preventing or overcoming resistance to the taking of the property or to the retention of the property immediately after the taking; or
2. Compelling the owner of the property or another person to deliver the property or to engage in conduct that otherwise aid in committing the larceny.