In Red Dead Redemption 2 you can choose from a number of different methods to acquire cash. One of the quickest and easiest ways to earn money is by robbing the citizens of the world. Sure you could just shoot someone dead and rifle through their pockets to take their belongings, but if you don’t want a big bounty on your head for murder, robbing them is just as effective but a little bit more complicated.
Just about any NPC that you encounter in Red Dead Redemption 2 can be robbed. Whether that’s a person who is walking around on foot, on horse, or on a coach. You can also rob shopkeepers and steal the money from their cash registers.
To rob an NPC on foot, you will press the LT or L2 button to select from different interaction options. If the option to rob them is there right away you begin the process immediately. Otherwise you might need to issue a callout to the character to get their attention. You can perform the robbery in a couple of different ways. You can just walk up to them with no guns drawn and try to threaten the money out of them. Sometimes this will work, other times it won’t. If a character is hesistant to give you their money, the next step would be to pull out your gun with the RT or R2 button. Most of the time, when you aim your gun at someone they’ll hand over what they have. Although, there are times when citizens don’t go easily and attempt to kill you in the robbery attempt instead of handing over the cash.
The process is similar when trying to rob people on horse or carriage. Interact with them using the LT or L2 button. Then select the rob option. You can choose to go armed or unarmed.
To rob shopkeepers, you simply need to point your weapon at them and they’ll know the deal. Press the Y or Triangle button to being the robbery and then you’ll need to physically collect the cash from the cash register.