stickup man

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Noun1.stickup man - an armed thiefstickup man - an armed thief      
highwayman, hijacker, road agent, highjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
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Judge David Newell set up his concurring opinion by quoting Omar Little, an infamous Baltimore stickup man in the HBO series The Wire: "Come at the king, you best not miss.
You know, it's really refreshing when you occasionally find a stickup man who says "thank you" after robbing you, or a burglar who wipes his feet before prying your door open and letting himself in, but sometimes, courtesy seriously interferes with the efficient conduct of criminal enterprise.
If you've taken a firearms safety class, you may have been asked a hypothetical like "You stop by the supermarket late at night, only to spot a stickup man holding a gun on a cashier as she cleans out her drawer.
There was the detective whose backup gun--a small revolver in his pants pocket--suddenly burst through weak stitching, fell down his leg to the floor and became Harry Hairball's primary weapon; the robbery victim who was shot simply because his pocket rocket "printed" through the material at the wrong moment and the stickup man panicked.
As a case in point, consider Jorge the drug-addicted asaltante or stickup man.