Whoever, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, by force and violence, or by intimidation, takes or attempts to take from the person or presence of another anything of value, shall be imprisoned not more than fifteen years.
18 U.S.C. § 2111
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §463 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §284, 35 Stat. 1144).Words "within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States" were added to restrict the place of the offense to those places described in section 451 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., now sectionof this title.Minor changes were made in phraseology.
AMENDMENTS1994- Pub. L. 103-322 inserted "or attempts to take" after "takes".
SHORT TITLE OF 1996 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 104-217, §1, Oct. 1, 1996, 110 Stat. 3020, provided that: "This Act [amending sectionof this title] may be cited as the 'Carjacking Correction Act of 1996'."