Robbery

Robbery is one of the earliest and most serious felonies and was once punishable by death. Robbery is a serious, indictable offence under the Canadian CRIMINAL CODE (s302), punishable by life imprisonment.

Robbery

Robbery is one of the earliest and most serious felonies and was once punishable by death. Robbery is a serious, indictable offence under the Canadian CRIMINAL CODE (s302), punishable by life imprisonment. Basically robbery consists of 2 elements: the theft or extortion of property, and the use of a weapon, violence or threats of violence. In order to constitute robbery, however, rather than the separate offences of theft and assault, these elements must be linked; either the element of violence must be used for the purpose of taking the victim's property, or the 2 elements must be proximate in time. Although neither physical harm to the victim nor actual use of a weapon is essential to the crime, these factors might be considered when imposing sentences.

See also BURGLARY.