Section 132.2 Criminal Code Act | Robbery


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The Legislation

Section 132.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Robbery and is extracted below.

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132.2  Robbery

(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if the person commits theft and:

(a)  immediately before committing theft, the person:

(i)  uses force on another person; or

(ii)  threatens to use force then and there on another person;

with intent to commit theft or to escape from the scene; or

(b)  at the time of committing theft, or immediately after committing theft, the person:

(i)  uses force on another person; or

(ii)  threatens to use force then and there on another person;

with intent to commit theft or to escape from the scene.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 15 years.

(2)  For the purposes of this Code, an offence against subsection (1) is to be known as the offence of robbery.

Note:          Theft means an offence against section 131.1. Under section 131.1, an element of the offence of theft is that the property belongs to a Commonwealth entity.

(3)  In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1), it is not necessary to prove that the defendant knew that the property belonged to a Commonwealth entity.