What is robbery in company?

Two separate situations can constitute robbery in company:

  1. Where you are accompanied by another person OR
  2. Where you are armed with a dangerous or offensive weapon. (This is an aggravated form of the offence, which means that it is more serious than simply being accompanied by another person.)

Where a person robs or assaults another person with an intent rob; or stops any: mail, or vehicle, railway train, or person conveying a mail, with intent to rob, a charge of robbery in company is a capable of being sustained.

Alternative verdict Where a person is acquitted of the aggravated form of offence (armed with a dangerous weapon), a jury may find the accused guilty of the non-aggravated form of the offence instead if the evidence supports such a finding.

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