(1) A person is guilty of armed robbery if he commits any robbery and at the time has with him a firearm, imitation firearm, offensive weapon, explosive or imitation explosive within the meaning assigned to those terms for the purposes of section 77(1).
S. 75A(2) amended by Nos 9576 s. 11(1),
49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 41A), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 54).
(2) A person guilty of armed robbery is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum).
Note to s. 75A inserted by No. 48/2018 s. 88.
An offence against this section is a category 2 offence under the Sentencing Act 1991 if—
(a) the offender has with him or her a firearm at the time of the offence; or
(b) a victim of the offence has suffered injury as a direct result of the offence; or
(c) the offence was committed by the offender in company with one or more other persons.
See section 5(2H) of that Act for the requirement to impose a custodial order for this offence unless the circumstances set out in paragraphs (a) to (e) of that subsection exist.
S. 76 substituted by No. 8425 s. 2(1)(b).