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Robbery and Theft

Offences of robbery and theft and other associated offences are all defined within the Theft Act 1968.

The Court will consider factors such as the value of the robbery, the offender’s previous convictions and other aggravating features of the offence.

Robbery can be thought of as theft with the threat or use of violence.

Robbery can only be dealt with at the Crown Court.

The sentencing guidelines reflect the different ways in which robbery can be carried out splitting the offence of Robbery into three sections:

1. Street and or Less Sophisticated Commercial Robbery
2. Professionally Planned Commercial Robbery and Conspiracy to Rob
3. Robbery at a dwelling.

Theft involves the dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other person of it.

A theft conviction is a conviction for dishonesty and has a hugely detrimental effect on an individual’s character and prospects.