Thursday, 17 January 2008

Robbery and Burglary - the difference

On Monday 7th January, I put up a post that questioned the difference between robbery and burglary.
After work last Friday I walked into "the local" and a friend says "I've got something for you No.5". Surprised at this, I was given a folded piece of paper. Opening it revealed the answer to the question, they had read my blog and looked it up for me, thanks Alison.

So here it is.

Robbery - A person is guilty of robbery if he/she:
  • Steals and immediately before or;
  • At the time of doing so, and in order to do so, uses force on any person, or
  • Puts or seeks to put any person in fear of being then there subjected to force.

Burglary - A person is guilty of burglary if they:

  • Enter any building or part of a building as a trespasser with the intention to steal, inflict grievous bodily harm, rape or cause unlawful damage, or having entered any building or part of a building as a trespasser they steal, inflict or attempt to inflict grievous body harm.

So if you wondered, like me, now you know.



grumpyoldwoman said...

Can you now explain the difference between 'assault' and 'battery' please ;-)

I nearly came over to your 'window' on Wednesday to reveal my true identity - but then chickened out. Weren't you quiet for a Wednesday lunch time?

Cashier No.5 said...

Assault is when you hit someone, battery you put in a hen.

wednesday's are always quiet now people can't park within a mile of the town centre, since the closure of the car park.