Robbery is characterised as a criminal offence in which anything of value is stolen by using force, a threat of force or causing the victim to be in fear. In fact, robbery is considered a serious offence in the NSW court system with Crimes Statistics Australia revealing that 72% of these offences result in a full time custodial order of some sort.
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Section 97(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 states that whosoever, being armed with an offensive weapon, or instrument, or being in company with another person, robs, or assaults with intent to rob, any person, or stops any mail, or vehicle, railway train, or person conveying a mail, with intent to rob is guilty of a criminal offence.
Armed Robbery Result in Wounding
As per section 98 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), robbery with wounding is a criminal offence attracting significant penalties. In fact, the Crimes Act explicitly states that “whosoever, being armed with an offensive weapon, or instrument, or being in company with another person, robs, or assaults with intent to rob, any person, and immediately before, or at the time of, or immediately after, such robbery, or assault, wounds or inflicts grievous bodily harm upon, such person shall be liable” to penalties imposed by the Court.
Robbery or Stealing
The act of taking property belonging to another person with violence or by the threat of violence is defined as robbery, and is a criminal offence in NSW. In fact, section 94 of Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) explicitly states that whosoever robs or assaults with intent to rob any person, or steals any chattel, money or valuable security from the person of another shall be liable to penalties imposed by the Court.
Aggravated Robbery with Wounding
The offence of aggravated robbery with wounding is a very serious criminal offence and can be found under section 96 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Section 96 of the act states that:
“Whosoever commits any offence under section 95, and thereby wounds or inflicts grievous bodily harm on any person, shall be liable to imprisonment of 25 years.”