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How is an understanding of the robber's MO valuable in investigating a robbery?

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Understanding a robber's MO is important to investigating a robbery because it helps the investigator looks for signs and patterns that are unique to the robbery. One should look at many different aspects of a robbery to determine if there is any pattern if there is a string of robberies. For example, is there a pattern to the area(s) that the robberies occur? Is there a pattern to the type of items that are stolen? Is there a specific time of day or night that the robberies occur? Is there a general route into a building or house that...

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