Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 7 - THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT  

Part 7.2 - Theft and other property offences  

Division 132 - Other property offences  

SECTION 132.2   Robbery  

(1)  
A person commits 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.




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