In Canada, robbery is a crime of stealing from a person using violence or threats of violence. In robbery cases, there are various factors that are considered ‘aggravating’. Some of the more common aggravating features that Crown prosecutors take into consideration, include whether a weapon was used, whether the victim was injured or killed, whether a bystander was injured or killed or where the robbery took place.
An armed robbery in which a firearm, including an air pistol, was used, carries a minimum sentence of four years of imprisonment. If someone is killed during the course of the robbery, a first-degree murder charge is likely.
Criminal Code of Canada – Definition of Robbery
344. (1) Every person who commits robbery is guilty of an indictable offence and liable
(a) if a restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is used in the commission of the offence or if any firearm is used in the commission of the offence and the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of
(i) in the case of a first offence, five years, and
(ii) in the case of a second or subsequent offence, seven years;
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