A person who, in the course of committing a theft, willfully inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily injury upon another person, or threatens or menaces another person with imminent bodily injury is guilty of Robbery.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota, the Defendant, ______________, was engaged in committing a theft; and
2) In the course of committing the theft, the Defendant willfully [attempted to inflict bodily injury upon another person] [or] [threatened or menaced another person with imminent bodily injury].
DEFINITIONS An act is deemed "in the course of committing a theft," if it occurs in an attempt to commit a theft, whether or not the theft is successfully completed, or in immediate flight from the commission of, or an unsuccessful effort to commit, the theft. [Insert relevant definitions. NDCC 12.1-01-04, 12.1-02-02.]