Robbery Offences

According to section 94 of the Crimes Act 1900:


robs or assaults with intent to rob any person, or
steals any chattel, money, or valuable security from the person of another,
shall, except where a greater punishment is provided by this Act, be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.

Armed Robbery
Under section 97(1) of the Crimes Act 1900:

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, or search the same, shall be liable to imprisonment for twenty years.

A person can be charged with Armed Robbery if they are in possession of a weapon, such as a gun or knife, and they threaten or use physical force to steal or take something from someone else.

The maximum penalty for Armed Robbery is 20 years imprisonment.

Robbery with Wounding
The offence of Robbery with Wounding is contained in s 96 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and states:

Whosoever commits any offence under section 95, and thereby wounds or inflicts grievous bodily harm on any person, shall be liable to imprisonment for 25 years

To be convicted of Robbery with Wounding, the prosecution must prove each of the following matters beyond reasonable doubt:

  • That you intended to steal something from someone;
  • That you threatened to used force on the person;
  • That you wounded the person; and
  • That you took something from the person.

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