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." Newell wrote that everyone involved made the case more complicated "because of who it involves."
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. After some of his victims almost kill him, he sensibly decides to accept the Lord and make his living as a door-to-door salesman.