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Robbery Offences

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Stealing from a Person in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
A magistrate in Liverpool Local Court has sentenced a man in relation to an incident during which he stole $100 from a man in a wheelchair who had just withdrawn his disability pension from an ATM. 20-year old Jarrod Elphick...

The Offence of Robbery While Armed or In Company in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that shortly before 10pm on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, three men entered a licensed premises on Woodville Road in Villawood armed with two machetes and a sawn-off shotgun. The trio are alleged to have approached a...

The Offence of Armed Robbery in NSW

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Between 1982 and 1987, Ian Robert Steele carried out 30 armed robberies in NSW. Known as “The Rabbit”, the career criminal was notorious for hiding his identity via the wearing of a disguise or the dying of his hair, as...

Men Impersonate Police to Rob Currency Exchange

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that two men remain at large after pretending to be police officers in order to rob a currency exchange store in north-western Sydney. The men – dressed in black suits, black ties and sunglasses – allegedly...

Authorising the Unlawful: The Powers of Undercover Police in NSW

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
An unidentified man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison last February for his part in the robbery of an Armaguard truck outside a Sydney shopping centre back in March 2013. However, police were initially concerned they didn’t have...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Informed Public Prefers Rehabilitation Over Punishment

by Ugur Nedim & Zeb Holmes
Politicians often invoke ‘tough on crime policies’ to win votes, and mainstream media outlets frequently publish sensationalised and highly misleading crime reports to muster an audience. The popularist rhetoric invoked by these power structures is often designed to create hysteria,...

Criminalising Sex Workers Leaves Them Vulnerable to Attack

by Paul Gregoire
At around 12.30 am on June 24, a security guard opened the door to an apartment in Enfield, north London, and a group of five men wielding knives entered the premises. Ms Maria Benito (not her real name) was taken...

NSW Crimes Rates are the Lowest in 40 Years

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Crime rates across NSW have dropped to their lowest in 40 years. The latest annual report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that most major categories of crime have fallen or remained steady over...

Preventative Programs are Primarily Responsible for Decline in NSW Crime

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney criminologist believes that the implementation of preventative and diversionary strategies is the primary reason for most categories of crime declining across the state in recent years. Dr Garner Clancey, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, points...
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