To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you:
The legislation does not define the word ‘rob’ however, the courts have found that it is where:
“the victim… [is] compelled by force or fear to submit to the theft”… It is not necessary that the offender applies force… It is enough that the offender by his or her conduct…Puts the victim in fear of violence”.
‘Offensive weapon or instrument’ means:
The maximum penalty increases to 25 years in prison where you were armed with a ‘dangerous weapon’ which is:
Defences to the charge include:
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