A theft from a person accompanied by violence will be charged as robbery which is one of the most serious types of offences in the criminal calendar. We deal with such cases on a daily basis, whether they involve relatively low level offending by youths, knife point robberies in the street or organised robberies with firearms on financial or other institutions.
Many youths are charged with robbery and appear in the Youth Court. On occasions these cases will be deemed serious enough to warrant a Crown Court trial notwithstanding the age of the accused.
Serious and organised armed robberies often involve complex conspiracy allegations and numerous robberies or attempted robberies by the same alleged gang. These investigations are often conducted by the Flying Squad and involve a large amount of documentary and/or video evidence.
We are very experienced in handling robbery cases wherever they fall within this spectrum.