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What did the highwayman do?

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Highwaymen were people that rode a horse , mainly at night; but sometimes in the day and waited by the road and stopped every carriage that came by. The Highwaymen didn't really shoot the people whom they had stepped but showed them the gun and threatened them with it , so it would be easier to steal from them. They would ask for any money clothes or weapons. The Highwaymen would be masked so you couldn't see them. They would normally rob somewhere nowhere near they lived so they wouldn't get caught .

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There are many ways in which a highwayman could attempt at robbing a carriage. Almost all had horses and were armed. This was necessary for intimidation and a quick getaway. One method would be to cut a tree down over a road to stop a carriage directly by obstructing the path, then it could be ambushed. The driver and passengers would then be threatened at gunpoint in exchange for money or other valuables.

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Commonly considered to be primarily robbery and theft committed along the roads, paths, and trails of early America. Committed mainly against travelers (alone or in groups) - robbery of passenger stage coaches and freight wagons, etc. - any 'crimes of opportunity' that came their way.

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In olden times he was a robber that worked the roads.

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Highwaymen were thieves and robbers who preyed on travelers in the 17th through 19th centuries.

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Because they needed money so they robbed of rich people to get money. They didn't care about being caught at least they got some money.

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Robbed people and coaches that were on the road.

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Highwaymen, romanticized in film and music during the 20th Century, were robbers who preyed on stage coaches primarily in 18th Century England.

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on roads and as their name suggests, highways!

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they were thieves or robbers.

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