How To Pull A Robbery

The problem we face at night is that there are too many horny guys who approach as much as we do. If you wait for girls to be alone, you will have a lower selection than if you also approach girls who may already be talking to guys. While it doesn’t make any sense to hit on girls with boyfriends, it’s not a bad idea to hit on girls who are in the process of getting gamed. Here’s how to do it:

1. Pick the right target. A girl who’s a good robbery candidate will be talking to a guy that she has not yet kissed, meaning he’s not her boyfriend or fuck buddy. She should not be intimately touching him, though it’s fine if he’s touching her. If they’re kissing, don’t bother. While you can pull robberies when the girl’s two-year boyfriend is in the same club (I have), it’s more of a crap shoot.

Robbery Countermeasure: Make out with girls quickly, in under an hour.

2. Patiently wait for him to get distracted. A lot of things happen in a bar when a guy has to turn away. Maybe his buddy wants to tell him something (my favorite), he has to go to the bathroom (less frequent), or he has to go to the bar to get a drink. You’ll need one of these distractions where his focus will be taken off the chick for at least 30 seconds.

The most common failed robbery attempt I see is when a drunk idiot tries to approach a girl on the dance floor who’s actively dancing with another guy. This will result in failure because a girl will not indulge your approach if she’s in the middle of the interaction. The pause is needed. For the first few seconds of your approach, the robbery victim shouldn’t even know that his prospect is getting hollered at. He should back turn around, see his chick enjoying a chat with you, and think, “What the fuck?”

Robbery Countermeasure: Do not let your girl out of your sight until you make out with her. Hold your urine until you get the kiss. Going to the bathroom on a girl you haven’t kissed is a risk in sausagefest environments.

3. During the pause in their conversation, do your standard approach. No special game is needed.

4. Do not engage the guy. Don’t be friendly with him and don’t make eye contact with him, because it will just give him an in to come back. Since he has yet to make out with the girl, he can’t barge back in without seeming needy, so he has to sit on his hands and hope for the girl to ditch you.

5. Lower his value. You’ll catch him watching from the corner of your eye. Tell the girl, “By the way, that guy you were talking to is staring at us pretty hard right now. I think he likes you a lot.” Almost always the girl will discount him by saying, “Yeah I just met him.” Sometimes she’ll hate on him outright. It’s never happened where she says, “Oh I must get back to talking to him.” Her attraction for him is decreased when you verbalize his affections for her. It’s like he himself told her.

6. Prevent the reverse robbery. If the interaction is going well, he will be salty as hell that you stole his chick. He’ll stand nearby, staring hard, with smoke coming out of his ears. The smarter guys ease back on the girl by saying something like, “Oh hey, I lost you for a second.” The dumber ones try to grab her away, which never works. What you must do is move her to another spot in the bar so that any appearance by the guy makes it seem like he’s stalking her. If you take her to another section and the dude follows, she will be creeped out and lose all remaining attraction she had for him. If you stay in the same spot where you did the robbery, you put yourself at risk for the reverse robbery.

You may be wondering, “Won’t the girl immediately turn me down if I approach when she still wants to talk to the other guy?” No, for three reasons. First, she may want to make the guy jealous by talking to you, never guessing that your game is tighter and she will actually become more attracted to you instead. We use her feminine need to stir jealousy as a trap to get her talking to us.

Second, when a girl is about to hook up with a guy, she starts wondering if she could do better, just like I’m sure is the case with you. You let her shop around just a little more before deciding to get with that guy. It’s not your fault that you are indeed better.

Third, the guy probably put her in a good, flirty state that automatically gets transferred to you. She’s more receptive than if she hadn’t been talking to him. It’s almost like he’s warming her up just for you.

Your robbery attempt will only succeed if you overall value is higher than the guy’s. If you’re a loser but the guy is cool as shit, then you will be caught red-handed. I only go for the robberies when I know I’m cooler than the guy, which is 98% of the time. Since you need to build fast attraction with robberies, I guarantee you will not even rob a pack of bubblegum if your game is weak.

I must say that it’s immensely satisfying to have a guy with a stupefied look on his face staring at me in disbelief, hovering around in the hope that the girl I stole will return to him. He’s thinking if I know her from somewhere or if I’m maybe an ex-boyfriend. How did he get in with her so quickly? How is he making out with her so quickly?! I’m a complete stranger, a man who has fought in the jungle longer than you have, who put in his dues longer than you have. Here’s a pen and piece of paper to take some notes on.

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Bad ass

samseau
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robberies are almost required in american night-game. the competition is everywhere.

regardless, do you need to pull robberies in poland? have the ratios become skewed?

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I like it.you get an adrenaline rush from the fast stealthy attack on your prey.I had a friend of mine who was a smaller dude but really good with chatting and flirting with girls.if some bigger guy would cut in or “steal” his “chick”,he’d simply say to himself .Ok,and go up to the next big guy and say,pointing to the guy who stole his chick”that guy right there, was calling you a fag and that he was gona kick your ass because you aint shit.” usually there would be a fight from this.Its vindictive, yes,but I always thought that shit was a funny revenge move on his part.And at least if he was gona go home without any chicks it, made the night more interesting to talk about the next day.

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you love jersey shore hahahah

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Have guys ever tried to get physical after you pulled a robbery?

Nestorius
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Does the average guy really have to go through all this shit?
Why not a real bank robbery? It could buy him at least hundreds of pussies.

Southern Man
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Top drawer. It never occurred to me how telling a girl “he really likes you” could be such a devastating blow to HIS game. Roosh has always been good but his recent game posts have reached a a new level of win.

Naughty Nomad
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Good stuff.

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Great advice as usual Roosh , but attempt with caution trying this in the wrong club with the wrong dude will get you knocked out. Beginners dont even attempt your game is to new and fragile. If you go up against a real fly cat your beginners confidence will be shot.

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Interesting post and nice advice!

Just a suggestion, but maybe you can post something about a day game (you can even use it to promote more interest in your daygame ebook) smile

The G Manifesto
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“1. Pick the right target.”

Always look for subtle body language clues.

For instance, if I girls arms are crossed while talking to a guy, then you have found your target, Oh my Brothers.

– MPM

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*thumbs up*

All that’s easiest to do with a good wing. I’m still trying to get my game up to the same level flying solo, but am nowhere close. Bah!

Wing game: http://two.cedonulli.com/2011/07/talkative-guy-quiet-guy-game/

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There are some good tips up there.

This is probably one of the toughest things for me to get used to doing still. For some reason I can’t get it into my head that there’s nothing wrong with approaching a girl who’s with another guy. I tend to always assume they’re together and that my chances are next to nil.

Need to get out of this way of thinking and stop giving a shit like with everything else.

It’s definitely easier to do with a wing like VK or Rookie though. Dolo is another story for me.

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this is the funniest stuff from roosh i’ve read.
high-larious dude.

i sometimes think roosh is one spot on a gameshow or news story away from being a B-list celebrity.

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I’ve experienced the effectiveness of this in person. I definitely hadn’t given this any thought at the time, but I saw an opportunity and went for it.

I was running social circle game with a girl that I had met out with some friends. I left her for a while to talk to some other people, and she quickly got scooped up by another dude who was in our extended circle. They were conversating for maybe 15-30 minutes by the time I had made my rounds and was ready to get back in and talk with her.

(I should point out that I had left her earlier on a high note, and I was pretty certain that she was in to me)

I waited for a few minutes talking with a buddy until he left for the bathroom, then swooped in, moved her off to the side and out of sight and continued where we left off.

I don’t remember what I said, although I expressed a pretty serious interest when I went back over, and I told her that we should move so that this dude would be confused and looking for her when she came back. She loved it, I suspect similar to Roosh’s mention of the jealousy game, she wanted to see if she could get this guy to come looking, and in the meantime I was giving her all the attention that she needed.

Joke’s on her cause I quickly got her way more interested, and we took off for her house. (The sex was fucking awful, looking back we were both pretty drunk for this whole damn thing)

Hope some people find this entertaining.

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+1

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Hi I am from common sense land. I have curious question. How come when girl cheat on you you punish the other guy and smile at the girl who cheat on you? Isn’t that pathetic to beat up a stranger because he is bigger man than you and you are an insecure pussy?

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dude, wtf is wrong with you???
have you never heard of the phrase: bros before hos??? its hard enough dealing with the bitches, now we have to deal with idiots like you too?????

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“Have guys ever tried to get physical after you pulled a robbery?”

Nope. To do this you need to be able to read the situation properly.

we all make mistakes…

Johnny Milfquest
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Sneaky as fuck. Its definitely a jungle out there.

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I usually agree with what roosh has to say, but this entire tactic virtually guarantees that you’ll be blocking punches sooner rather than later. Many guys have gotten the shit beat out of them for way less. Overall, ill-advised.

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Its rare that you’ll actually get your ass kicked this way. Generally bouncers (in my area at least) shoo the guy out.
It also turns girls on to no end to see you face down some douchey brawler. Lock eyes with him, smile, and act like you wont bother to fight someone who’s ass you know you could kick.
And most guys, unless they’re really pissed and are a lot bigger, will back down if you show no fear.
At worst, you’ll have to take one punch, and most guys really dont know how to punch.
And the alpha male gets the girl, even if he’s a cunt burglar, anyway.
As long as you dont instigate a fight yourself, you dont have much to lose. If you do, for whatever reason, get into a tangle, just split before the cops show up. The holding center is unpleasant, far worse than a clumsy punch that just bounces off you anyway.

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For gaming young chicks, Roissy recomends leaving her “for 30 minute stretches of time to flirt with girls in different parts of the bar”; she will inevitably be hit upon during that time. How to conciliate both tactics?

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I’ve had that pulled on me a few years ago in DC! I hope it was not Roosh, I really can’t recall how the dude looked. Don’t think he had a beard.

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Ironic that most of the problems men have with women arise from the power that women get from there always being another male ready to take your place.

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intro to cocky roosh hahahah

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“By the way, that guy you were talking to is staring at us pretty hard right now. I think he likes you a lot.”

To make him sound extra needy, “I think he’s in love with you.”

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The old rule of “bros before ho’s” applies only in the context of close guy friends screwing each other over. It doesn’t apply where you don’t know the guy. Likewise, he doesn’t own her. She makes her own decisions, and if she chooses to entertain your approach, then his wasn’t as good as yours.

As the old saying goes, “all is fair in love and war”….

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And if the robbery happens to you…don’t get too sour about it. Find another chick. It’s probably the best chance you have for even getting the original girl back. Getting angry, or chasing the girl around will just ruin the rest of your night.

The only time I ever see a robbery happen to me is if I’m dealing with a drunk chick. Otherwise they are coherent enough to realize I’m the funniest and best looking guy they’ve ever met.

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Vital to survival in DC nightlife with a horrible signal to noise ratio. Definitely satisying to pull off and saves a TON of time when gaming not having to wait for her to be not stuck talking to some lamer when you know she’d rather talk to you anyway. It’s pretty much known guys here are pussies so will not have the verbal or physical means to confront you.

However, I’m with GMac on the riskier dolo aspect, especially the shadier and more local the club is… I recommend a wing to keep an eye out for you in these scenarios. Fighting = self inflicted cockblocking.

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Most hot girls like the threat of physical confrontation, but dislike actual physical confrontation.

A bar with a college vibe, yuppie vibe, upscale vibe, or player vibe will appeal to such girls. As long as you aren’t insulting, most guys in those places know that getting physical means losing the girl for sure.

Matter of fact, the best bars for pickup will have quite a few guys trying to steal girls. That’s because the hot chicks there are attracted to the player vibe of the place and are ready and willing.

If you’re in a biker bar or shitty dive bar though, guys will fight for cutting in on a heifer. The odds of getting in a bar fight is inversely proportional to hotness of the girls there and the coolness of the place.

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“The odds of getting in a bar fight is inversely proportional to hotness of the girls there and the coolness of the place.”

Can people confirm this from experience?

I’ve seen/been in fights break out in yuppie bars in upscale areas. Granted I’m in a town with a terrible male-female ratio and the average frustration level of guys is higher due to the sheer lack of girls. The guys who were fighting were typical wankstas and God knows why they showed up at a yuppie bar in the first place.

Girls are all piqued when there’s a fight in the bar. I’ve tried to use this to weasel in to sets, but it hasn’t quite hooked. Maybe I need to put on a bandana to match the mood.

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It depends on the bar.one female bar tender i know decided to get”extra sexy looking”that nite for her shift.I was doing alot of feel good flirting and “cloud nine”compliments bs,on her as a test.so maybe I helped her feel good that week.she normally get alots of asshole game run on her+is dating a guy who calls her stupid and a moron.that nite there was three redneck big truck tires driving alphas fighting for her+one other married dude followed her into our business when she came over to talk to me after her nite shift, just to tell her how bueatiful she was looking etc…so yes compliments help pretty,attractive low self esteem girls,too bad you have to blow major shine up these girls asses just to feel good for a day then its back to depressionville+Im not pretty enough when in reality they are drop dead gorgeous.go figure.and really who cares in the end.im not dr phil,but i just wana fuck you+ roll out.

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“Her attraction for him is decreased when you verbalize his affections for her. It’s like he himself told her.”

Pure evil. I love it.

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@33,

Typical bar fights involve troublemakers, drunks, inadvertently rude guys, and the usual other types of repressed guys. Those are exactly NOT the guys who are talking to and gaming women in the bar. Those are also the guys who don’t make it past the doorman in exclusive places.

Guys who can hook a chick at a bar into a conversation longer than 2 minutes have had SOME kind of success with women and are less likely to fly off the deep end when you lift a random girl from them. They know they can just move on to another girl.

But I would not recommend it to guys who are starting out because beginners are exactly the type of repressed guy that gets into bar fights.

Here’s a secret:

If you hang out in bars long enough and get good enough to start hooking girls into conversation, better players will start to swoop in on your girls. Battling players over girls and seeing them in action up close is a great learning experience, better than any “PUA” workshop. The reason that Roosh could look at that guy and know that he could lift the girl is because Roosh was once that weak guy who was swooped in on countless times by real players. Every time a player took a girl from him, he took a bit of knowledge from the player until he became one of them.

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Adding to #34
I only got a kiss off her but i got the suggestion and indication that she wanted a relationship.definate boner softner when i hear that word.I just told her that i like her as a friend and I havent talked to her since.I dont want to be a captain save a ho.its not worth it these days in a shity economy.

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It has nothing to do with insecurity. Girls are the cause of nearly every bar fight I’ve ever seen. Guys aren’t going to beat you up because you talked to his girl? Tell that to a buddy of mine who got jumped by half a dozen rich kids about a week ago in the parking lot of a resto-bar for “talking to the wrong girl”. My boss’ nephew was stabbed to death six months ago in the bar parking lot following a similar altercation.

Unless you live in a fucking soft city, all I’m saying is proceed with caution if you want to play this kind of game. Even if you attribute this kind of behavior to repressed, loser guys, your so-called “alpha-cred” won’t do shit for you if you make one of these guys snap.

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I know an acquaintence that’s ALL about doing this. The problem is he’ll try to slide in on a girl you’re DATING already. When you slide off to the bathroom, he’s trying to slide her his number. He says, “It’s up to her to decide.” He cost himself a long-time friend over a chick. One of his best friends was seriously dating someone he’d had a one-nighter with in the past (they bought a house together and are still together). His boy even called him when they were serious to let him know, and make sure the friendship wouldn’t be stressed (bros before hos). At a party they were all at, he was going around to other guys telling them, “I hit that.” Foul. He has negative alphaness – the overwhelming need to let everyone in the room know he’s “the man,” even at the cost of a friendship.

I don’t think guys will ever fight over a chick that hasn’t really been locked down by anyone yet. Egos might get crushed, but no jaws. The dude that got poached will be too proud to try to slide back in usually, because he knows how needy that shit is. It’s easier to just slide off to another part of the spot and find something else than to try to compete for a flakey chick (and raise HER value).

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your articles lately have been far and beyond the call of duty

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Honestly, the only way I can see a guy getting truly angry, to the point of getting confrontational, is if he invested drink money in a chick. Then you simply can’t stand by and allow some dude to poach off of you. All you need to do is come back over to the chick. At that point, it’s on her. She should say to the other dude, “It was nice talking to you,” and return her attention to the original guy. If she doesn’t do that, then SHE fucked you, not the other guy that came over to talk to her.

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@42 – Exactly. This is why you don’t buy women drinks. They know exactly what they’re doing.

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thx

Socialkenny
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Lmao yo Roosh-youre a savage for this one bro’!This article had me laughing in awe at how accurate it is.

Greatest point you made was about the guy being unable to butt bacc in verbally,or he’d be DLV’ing himself and looking needy.From my experiences of pulling roberries,the guy just stands there lol.He doesn’t roll off(since that’d look too dejectedly),but he awkwardly stands there pretending to scan the venue.

So greay-accurate advice Roosh.