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    extort

    Sometimes some people attack passengers on the street with a knife / gun and threaten the poor passengers to give them their money. First what word is used to refer to these people? Second what is this action? Is it "extort"?

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    Re: extort

    It's an armed mugging.
    The people are armed muggers.

    The verb is "to mug". See the verb definitions here.
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