I am looking for an idiom or a metaphor that implies or states the act of robbing through violent ways.
The closest metaphor that I could think of (tho, I would strongly prefer to find an idiom) is "Hit people in the head". However, this denotes an act of violence without implying an act of robbery.
Context (example sentence):
A condition attributed by collective thinking that imposes loneliness to me, and the latter isn’t a volition anymore. However, how can I live outside society? Word would spread everywhere I would go, and I do not have enough money to move to another country. What could I do? _____("Hit people in the head"), deepen myself on a dark path and spend the rest of my days in miserable decadence?