Robbery and Extortion

The most serious types of stealing, fall under the category of Robbing. In most circumstances, robbery cases involve the stealing of property from a person or persons control and/or the threat or use of violence. There are an array of robbery offences including:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Aggravated armed robbery
  • Armed robbery in company
  • Armed robbery with wounding
  • Demanding property with intent to steal
  • Robbery in circumstances of aggravation
  • Robbery with wounding
  • Robbery/stealing from the person

Extortion on the other hand, is a general term used to describe criminal behaviour relating to obtaining a benefit, be it money, property or services from another person through coercion or threats. This includes the following offences:

  • Blackmail,
  • Threatening letters, and
  • Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money

Legislation & Penalties

Offence Legislation Maximum Penalty
Robbery or stealing Part 4 of Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) 14 years imprisonment


Aggravated robbery s95 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) 20 years imprisonment


Robbery with wounding s96 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) 25 years imprisonment


Armed robbery in company s97 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) 25 years imprisonment


Armed robbery with wounding s98 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) 25 years imprisonment


Demand property with intent to steal s99 Crimes Act 1900 10 years imprisonment

(14 years in company)

The complexity of these offences requires the extensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail which our lawyers provide. Our team has specialised knowledge in Robbery & Extortion offences having assisted many clients successfully defend charges or obtain lesser penalties once sentenced.

If you have been charged with a Robbery or Extortion offence, our experts can help. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers in our office.

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