Section 8 of the Theft Act 1968 creates the offence.

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, he/she uses force on any person or puts or seeks to put any person in fear of being then and there subjected to force.

A person convicted of robbery, or of an assault with intent to rob, can be sentenced to a maximum of life imprisonment.

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