This table is intended to be used as a guide only. Individual cases should be read if they are to be relied upon.
This Table contains cases:. under old s.97Crimes Act Armed Robbery (maximum 20 years). under current s.97(1)Crimes Act Armed Robbery with Offensive Weapon (maximum 20 years).. post Guideline Judgment R v Henry(1999) 106 A Crim R 149
ADNo parity with juvenile co-offender.
Robbed liquor store with co-offender. Played significantly lesser role than co-offender.
Ellis(26)(1993) 68 A Crim R 449
MT 6y 6mAT 2y 2m
AD'near top of range'
AR offences - on parole for AR
Robbed Credit Union wearing balaclava with female accomplice. Gun loaded but no bullet in breach.Evidence of good rehabilitation during remand.
Crown ADInadequate but in discretion Court will not intervene.
Robbed video store.Good subjective features, including assistance to police.
MT 9yAT 3y
bad, including AR - on parole for similar offences
Robbed Post Office with loaded sawn-off shot gun. Pointed gun at customers, inches from chest, with finger on trigger.Drug and alcohol problems.
MT 5yAT 2y
AAMT 4yAT 2y
long - PD and three bonds at time of offence
Robbed tobacco truck with co-offender. V struck and threatened with death.Played lesser role than co-offender.
Crown ADExceptional rehabilitation
Spontaneous incident. Held pistol at head of owner of general store.Undertaking drug rehabilitation prior to sentencing. Very positive
21m PD(+ 88d PSC)
Crown AD.Sentence inadequate but counter-productive to return A to gaol
On bond at time of offence - re-offended on bail
Threatened elderly female with knife and forced her to retrieved $40 from inside house.
Roberts(20)Lewis(21)McVean(18)(1994) 73 A Crim R 306
s.97(1)s.97(1)Access before the fact to ARSchedPossess SMVPlates calculated to deceive
3y PD3y PD3y PD
Crown AAMT 1yAT 2yMT 1yAT 2yMT 1yAT 2y
Machete & iron bar
R and L concealed selves in store with assistance of M who was employee. After closing held up female employee with machete and iron bar. Threatened to cut throat of female. Three V bound and pillowslips placed over heads. M kept lookout for police in stolen car.R: genuine remorse, victim of social circumstance.L: contrition, cadet in army, out of characterM: drug and alcohol addiction.
MT 2yAT 2y
AAMT 15mAT 9m
Held up clerk taking business takings to bank with co-offender. Organiser of offence.Parity.
s.97(1)Sched:ARPoss shortened firearm
MT 4yAT 2y
priors - Form 2 offences committed on bail for AR
Robbed Credit UnionSubstantial efforts to rehabilitate in custody.
MT 1y 6mAT 1y 3m
Robbed service station while drunk and disguised.Unemployed, under financial stress and wife pregnant. Gave self up to police.
MT 3y 3mAT 2y
AAMT 2yAT 1y 6m
Robbed service station and attacked attendant with knife. Alcohol problem.Assistance to authorities.
MT 2yAT 3y
Robbed bank taking $5650.Suffering Hep B and C; contrition; unlikely to re-offend; lack of pre-meditation.
s.97(1)Sched:2 x poss unlic firearmRide in stolen carAssault
MT 2y 6mAT 2y
lengthy, including AR - 10 year gap since previous offence
Robbed hardware store. Pointed pistol at two employees. Gun discharged during robbery.Successfully completed drug rehab program on Griffith's Remand.
MT 3y 6mAT 1y 6m
AAMT 2y 6mAT 1y 6m
Robed heavily pregnant restaurant owner with knife.When arrested for another matter volunteered guilt in this offence ; youth; aboriginal.
MT 3yAT 2y
AAMT 2y 6mAT 2y
on bond - indecent assault
Three offenders entered night club, tied up owners and took wallet. Demanded pin number and withdrew $500 from teller.Sentenced on basis of common purpose only - not main offender.
MT 3y 9mAT 2y
'formidable' record including dishonesty
Went to home of V with two other males, disguised and armed with baseball bats. Demanded money from V and struck them with bats.Lost both parents early in life; drug problem; without admissions Crown would have had difficulty with conviction.
MT 4yAT 3y
Shortened automatic shotgun
priors, although no details
Robbed Credit Union with unloaded shotgun. Balaclava in bag. Planned offence.
MT 3y 6mAT 3y 6m
priors but not detailed
Robbed service station with co-offender at 9.30pm. Threatened attendant and obtained money.Aboriginal.
s.97(1)Sched:2 x possess
3y PD(+2m PSC)
Robbed store with two other men. Acted as lookout and removed some equipment.Good subjective features.
MT 5yAT 2y 6m
AAMT 4yAT 2y(3y discount for assistance)
With four other men robbed V in their home. V tied up and assaulted. V in their sixties. No evidence A participated in violence on V.Considerable assistance (without assistance sentence would have been 11 years.)
Wright(23)(1997) 93 A Crim R 48
Crown AAMT 1yAT 2y
on bond - assault, dishonesty, variety of bonds & CSO
Robbed Pizza delivery woman with co-offender. Grabbed her from behind and held serrated steak knife to throat.On drugs at time of offence.
s.97(1)Sched:6 offences, including robbery
Griffith's Remand(+3m PSC)
Crown ADSentence inadequate but in discretion did not intervene
2 driving offences.
Robbed bottle shop taking $546.Undertaking drug rehabilitation.
MT 6mAT 12m
Crown ADManifestly inadequate, but excellent rehabilitation after five months and delay.
Machete type knife
on bail and periodic detention - dishonesty, driving and drugs - nil full time custody
Morning of offence granted bail for assault and breach AVO. Robbed 74y female shop keeper with in isolated shop. Admitted robbery was for 'pure greed'.Readily admitted offence; suffering depression as result of physical illness.
MT 6yAT 4y
AD(no real argument made)
10 AR - on parole for these offences
Robbed bank with rifle taking $8395. Had previously rejected different bank because of presence of security guard.Mental illness.
MT 2yAT 4y
AAMT 18mAT 2y 6m
Blood filled syringe
Robbed florist with blood filled syringe.Female offender; heroin addict; appalling background.
Crown ADSentence inadequate but in discretion did not intervene.
number of entries but none for violence
Grabbed handbag of female V in shopping centre. V's finger cut during struggle.Financial need; emotionally dependent on wife who suffered from agoraphobia.
MT 4y 8mAT 2y 4m
very bad - bond
Broke into elderly V's house while asleep. Disguised himself and picked up paring knife from kitchen. Held knife at V's throat. Stole goods, tied up and threatened V. Intoxicated.Surrendered to police; chronic alcoholic and drug addict.
Qi(18)(1998) 102 A Crim R 172
2y PD(+11m PSC)
Crown AAMT 2yAT 2y(starting date set to include PSC and time served on PD)
attempt BES, illegally use conveyance, possess ammunition - serving CSO and on probation and bail.
Forced entry into home with two other youths. Threatened occupants, including 11y female with gun and knife. Female taken and kept at hotel room until rescued by police next morning.A involved primarily in robbery, but not armed and played minor role.
MT 3yAT 3y
mal damage, property, dishonesty, drugs - on bail
Robbed convenience store worker of $400.Aboriginal; alcohol and drugs.
MT 2yAT 6m
AAMT 15mAT 15m
Robbed Post Office. Took money from till but panicked and left when told safe on alarm and customer arrived. Used own car and traced through number plates.Out of character with no explanation for behaviour.
multiple robberies - on bond and parole at time of offence
Backdating issue only.
Cases post-R v Henry(1999) 106 A Crim R 149 (Armed Robbery Guideline Judgment)
Henry(23)(1999) 106 A Crim R 149
s.97(1)Rob in companySched:Administer heroin
MT 1y 6mAT 4y
Crown AAMT 3y 6mAT 2y
MV theft, drugs, mal damage, dishonesty - no previous custody.
Robbed service station attendant of $810. Cut telephone wires when leaving. Robbed general store assistant of money from till with co-offender. Pointed knife at V's ribs.Second offence committed on bail for first offence; heroin addict; unsuccessful rehabilitation attempts; remorse.
Jenkins(1999) 106 A Crim R 149
Assault with intent to rob whilst armed
MT 3yAT 1y
old priors not relevant
Demanded $20 from shop assistant, leaving store when alarm activated.Prior good character - regret - immediate admission of guilt.
Tran(18)(1999) 106 A Crim R 149
s.97(1)Sched:Supply drug, GIC
3y 6m GBB
Crown AAMT 2yAT 1y 6m
possess shortened firearm, possess proh weapon, possess drugs - on recog and probation
With 2 co-offenders entered video shop wearing balaclavas. Pointed replica pistol at V and demanded money. $600 plus money and credit card taken.Late plea guilty - some attempt at rehabilitation - 35% discount for assistance against co-offenders
StahlNSW CCA 26.5.1999
BES, possess prohibited plant
Robbed taxi driver of keys, wallet and money. Held knife to V's throat.Bipolar disorder; heroin addict; remorse; co-operation with authorities.
CollierNSW CCA 7.6.1999
MT 1y 10mAT 2y 2m
Syringe filled with red liquid
Drug and drug related offences
Robbed chemist of drugs wearing hood over face.Drug addict; special circumstances.
BakerNSW CCA 11.6.1999
MT 2y 4mAT 9m
Entered home of 89y V with impaired vision and hearing, living alone. Took $30 and bank withdrawal form filled in by V.Female drug addict.
Ah-See(32)NSW CCA 30.6.1999
dishonesty, supply heroin, receiving - previous custody - breach of recog at time of offence.
With shirt pulled over head robbed bowling club of money from till. Unpremeditated, amateurish effort.Aboriginal affected by alcohol and methadone withdrawal. Rehabilitation prospects.
ManganNSW CCA 21.7.1999
MT 7y 10mAT 2y 7m
AAMT 6yAT 2y
Armed rob in company (Qld), dishonesty, drugs, possess firearms - previous custody.
With co-offender robbed garden centre safe of $9000. Both wore dust masks. Pointed gun at store manager.Married with children.
SimonNSW CCA 4.8.1999
MT 3yAT 2y 6m
AAMT 2y 3mAT 3y(To enable A to attend drug rehabilitation).
Extensive - dishonesty, mal injury, drugs, assaults, steal from person - much previous custody.
Entered service station with t-shirt hiding his face. Threatened staff taking $75. Money recovered.Heroin addict; married with young child; offence committed to pay wife's traffic fines; no permanent home; on Rohypnol; contrite; State ward at 14; semi-literate; tragic background.
McCarrollNSW CCA 16.8.1999
s.97(1)Sched:GIC4 x BE&S
MT 6yAT 2y
AAMT 5yAT 3y
Lengthy - BE&S, GIC, SMV, larceny, self-admin drugs, stealing with violence whilst armed (Qld) - previous custody.
With co-offender entered supermarket and robbed two Armaguard employees of $42,500 and two firearms. Well planned offence.
ElleisseyNSW CCA 15.9.1999
MT 18mAT 2y
multiple theft, assault, BE&S, drugs
Robbed newsagent of $600.Heroin addict; special circumstances.
WebsterNSW CCA 27.9.1999
MT 6mAT 3y 6m
Crown AAMT 12mAT 3y
malicious damage, shoplifting - no previous custody.
With co-offender robbed convenience store of $410 and tobacco in early hours of morning.Drug addiction; family support; married with child.
YoungNSW CCA 9.9.1999
assault, drugs, malicious damage, driving - no previous custody.
While watching story on 'Australia's Most Wanted' boasted to family and friends he could commit a robbery. Left house affected by alcohol and amphetamines and robbed service station of $2415.Dysfunctional and violent family background; drug use; immature; impetuous and amateurish offence; genuine remorse; good rehabilitation.
StranglemenNSW CCA 25.10.1999
MT 2y 6mAT 10m
AAMT 18mAT 13m35% discount for assistance
With co-offender robbed service station of $200 and cigarettes. Co-offender threatened victim with knife. A also had knife in pocket.Employed; reliable worker; stable relationship; assistance to police re co-offender's involvement in other robberies.
HorneNSW CCA 6.12.1999
MT 7m 7dAT 18m
One prior (not specified)
With co-offender wearing balaclavas robbed service station of $44 and cigarettes. Co-offender threatened V with knife. Lesser role than co-offender.Female; drug abuse; resumed career upon release from gaol; family support; ideal prisoner.
FreemanNSW CCA 6.12.1999
Robbed Service Station with three other men.Aboriginal with deprived childhood, addicted to alcohol, illicit drug user.
ArmstrongNSW CCA 14.2.2000
Robbed service station, punching proprietor in struggle. Not sophisticated offence.Early admissions to police; genuine remorse; drug addiction; assistance to authorities.
StanleyNSW CCA 16.2.2000
AAMT 3yAT 2y
prior convictions - offence committed on recog and after 2 days of parole
After release from gaol stayed with friend. Went next door armed with knife to obtain drugs. 18y visitor no knowledge of drugs - gave $20 when assaultedAboriginal - itinerant lifestyle - addicted to drugs and alcohol.
GeogheganNSW CCA 21.2.2000
s.97(1)Sched:Demand money with menacesLarceny
AA(fresh evidence as to medical condition)MT 1y 9mAT 2y 3m
Female - No facts of offence provided.Fresh evidence on appeal - physical illness - severe anaemia.
ZaiaNSW CCA 23.2.2000
AAMT 2yAT 2y
Robbed pie shop with kitchen knife.Female who become addicted to heroin recently through male partner.
Sua(16)NSW CCA 23.2.2000
AAMT 2y 6mAT 2y 6m
prior convictions including violence and robbery
Forced way into private hotel, threatened manager with pistol and tied him to bed.Significantly disturbed childhood culminating in drug abuse; some positive signs of rehabilitation.
PagettNSW CCA 23.2.2000
MT 2y 6mAT 18mConc with breach of parole - will serve 359d solely on this offence
on parole for AR - parole revoked prior to commission of offence
Female - No details of offence - committed AR with co-offender.Parity.
CoombesNSW CCA 31.7.2000
MT 3y 6mAT 2y 6m
AA3y 6mNPP 2y
Robbed male in park with co-offender. Taking credit cards. Knife held to V's throat and A kneed and punched V.Assistance to authorities.
Majstrovic(34)NSW CCA 9.10.2000
MT 4y 6mAT 1y 6m
Robbed saleswoman at bottle shop of $270.
Doorey(25)NSW CCA 27.10.2000
prior criminal record - offence committed while on bond
Borrowed jumper and beanie, walked from local party and attempted to rob service station. Unable to open register after attendant fled. Offence committed at nightPersonality disorder - Substance abuse - Vulnerable in prison
Thornbury(19)NSW CCA 6.12.2000
MT 3y 8mAT 1y 6m
AA5yNPP 2y 9m
long record with diverse offences
Robbed service station staffed alone by middle aged woman at 8pm. Held knife against chest of victim.Parents strongly influential in fostering A's attitude to crime. Aboriginal with deprived background.
YucelNSW CCA 13.12.2000
4yNPP 3m 2d
Crown AA3yNPP 1y 6m (PD)(taking into account 3m 2d time served)
Robbed electronics story of nearly $3,000 worth of property.Impressive subjective features - good prospects of rehabilitation. Sentence not full time custodial because of delay in appeal and impressive rehabilitation.
Hughes(19)NSW CCA 22.6.2001
s.97(1)Sched:Passenger in conveyance
not bad record
Robbed jewellery shop with three co-offenders. One offender armed with knife forced staff into rear office.Difficult and unhappy childhood.
Elkurdi(25)NSW CCA 27.6.2001
Robbed shop causing superficial injuries to proprietor.
Elkaddour(24)NSW CCA 6.8.2001
6yNPP 3y 6m
Tied up V in own home - Threat to kill - Demanded money and jewellery.
MooreNSW CCA 10.9.2001
s.97(1)Sched:Possession of drugs and equip
4y 6mNPP 2y 6m
piece of timber
extensive and discouraging
Through window saw ladies in back room of escort agency counting money. Spontaneous decision to rob them using timber found in backyard.
Boney(18)NSW CCA 19.10.2001
s.97(1)Sched:Take and drive conveyance
AA (parity)2y 6mNPP 1y 3m
lengthy - on parole at time of offence for robbery in company
Robbed commercial premises with younger brother - threatened victim with screwdriver - unplanned offenceAboriginal with deprived background - brother received non custodial sentence - brother a juvenile
Bushell(26)NSW CCA 21.11.2001
3y 6mNPP 1y 6m
AA2yNPP 1y 1m
lengthy - related to drug addiction
Obtained cigarette from complainant on train holding scissors in threatening manner - Demanded $5 - towards bottom of scale of seriousness - spur of the moment.Fresh evidence suffering schizophrenia
AkbaryNSW CCA 28.11.2001
meat cleaver or meat hammer
Threatened shop keeper for cigarettes and money - not well planned.Recently released from psychiatric hospital - suffering serious mental illness
Hunter(45)NSW CCA 10.12.2001
7yNPP 3y 6m
prior conviction for AR
Approached mother with young children at ATM - placed knife to throat of 9y daughter - Took money and leftSuffering schizophrenia
HenryNSW CCA 12.12.2001
Held up mixed business using syringe - Struggle ensued when shopkeeper's wife struck app.Remorse - Some success in reducing drug dependency
Philips(29)NSW CCA 6.5.2002
prior convictions with no gaol - breached bond and bail
Robbed taxi driver with de facto - V suffered slight cut to chin - Stole taxiRecent death of child resulted in drug addiction for both offenders - Good prospects of rehabilitation - Traumatic upbringing and psychological problems
Ryan(24)NSW CCA 8.5.2002
5yNPP 3y 9m
AA4yNPP 2y 6m
Aboriginal woman robbed shop in company with co-offender - Co-offender more significant roleDrug addiction - Possible brain damage - Dysfunctional life - Mother of young son.
Walker(32)NSW CCA 15.5.2002
lengthy and escalating - on parole and suspended sentence for similar offences
Pointed gun at 17y schoolboy and searched schoolbag for mobile phone.
Pearson(36)NSW CCA 12.6.2002
s.97(1)Sched:minor drug matter
4yNPP 2y 3m
Robbed newsagency while disguised and screaming abuseTroubled childhood led to early drug abuse - Failed to comply with Griffiths remand to assist drug rehabilitation
Hayes(25)NSW CCA 18.6.2002
AA3y 4mNPP 2y 2m
blood filled syringe
Robbed service station using balaclava and blood filled syringe - Limited planningLong term addiction - Genuine contrition
Knight(19)NSW CCA 28.6.2002
5y 3mNPP 3y
prior for possession of drug - on bond
Broke into girlfriend's parents' house after first cutting off electricity - Demanded money from victims in bed - Took handbag containing $5000. Money recoveredBike accident caused psychological and physical effects and resulted in drug addiction - Remorse - No error in starting point higher than
Poore(20)NSW CCA 26.7.2002
Crown ADAA2y PDNPP 18m(PD revoked prior to hearing of appeal)Crown AD
priors for PHBI and BES
Flatmates robbed pizza delivery man and took car - Met with third person to remove stereo system - Equal culpabilityExceptional circumstances for both offenders included difficult and violent childhoods, depressive and psychological illness, severe financial problems and evidence of rehabilitation
KingNSW CCA 2.9.2002
7yNPP 5y 3m
object disguised as gun
Waited in car for female V - Pushed object into her back telling her it was a gun - Forced her into restaurant and stole money
WeldonNSW CCA 20.6.2002
6yNPP 4y 6m
With two co-offenders robbed jewellery store armed with knife. Took staff into rear office. Took $250,000 worth of jewellery and $3000 cash. Goods and cash recovered.Effect of earlier sentence. Special circ. Depressed state. Aboriginal background.
SullivanNSW CCA 1.8.2002
4y 6mNPP 2y 9m
AA4y 1mNPP 2y 3m
Robbed female with knife - Grabbed bag and pushed V to groundFailure to take into account pre-sentence custodial rehabilitation
Howarth(44)NSW CCA 23.9.2002
Assault with intent to rob
AA6y 6mNPP 4y 10m
on parole for AR
Telephoned police and advised of robbery - Entered post office and attempted robbery - Threatened man with knifeCo-operated with police - Preferred to return to custody
DoddNSW CCA 11.10.2002
7yNPP 4y 6m
on bail and bond - extensive record
Robbed male in own home in company with juvenile co-offender
RMK(15)NSW CCA 11.10.2002
s.97(1)Sched:Rob in Company
With co-offender approached Asian couple in park - Demanded and received money - Produced knives and threatened victims - Male cut on hand and cheek - Stole more cashRefugee from Sudan with no parents - Evidence of rehabilitation - Parity
Ebsworth(24)NSW CCA 15.11.2002
s.97(1)Sched:Carried in conveyance
record for similar offences - breached parole
Armed with baseball bat and in company of 2 co-offenders robbed liquor store - Left in stolen carDisturbed and dysfunctional family background
AzziNSW CCA 6.2.2003
piece of wood
With co-offender robbed service station - Similar offence committed four days earlierIntellectual disability - Sentence inadequate but crown unable to show suitable arrangements can be made for vulnerability at periodic detention
Bryant(23)NSW CCA 21.2.2003
Assault w/i to Rob
Entered bakery seeking money for foodProfoundly affected by death of father - Early drug addiction - Reasonable prospects of rehabilitation
Luu(21)NSW CCA 26.2.2003
no prior imprisonment - on bail for demand money with menaces offences
With 3 co-offenders surrounded 19y V on street in broad daylight - took wallet and PIN and withdrew $800Heroin addiction
Vincent(22)NSW CCA 28.4.2003
Entered car of female and threatened her with knife - Impulsive offenceGenuine contrition - Protective custody - Family support - Need for early treatment for psychotic illness
RussellNSW CCA 1.10.2003
With co-offender robbed convenience store threatening with gun and wearing balaclavas - Took cigarettes and alcohol - Cut telephone lines before leaving.SJ erroneously sentenced for s. 97(2)
OlsonNSW CCA 18.11.2003
AA4y 3mNPP 3y 2m
Waited in car while co-offender followed female from club and robbed her of handbag using knifeInsufficient discount for assistance against co-offender
Dang(20)NSW CCA 20.11.2003
Robbed storeDrug addiction - Genuine remorse - Good prospects of rehabilitation
ReynoldsNSW CCA 12.3.2004
Crown ADSentence inadequate but dismissed due to Crown delay
Robbery. On parole.
Robbed post office of approx $500 armed with knife.Drug abuse.
Kane(28)NSW CCA 19.3.2004
Knife and brick
Robbed TAB at night armed with knife and brick - threats of violenceHeroin abuse
Hemsley(29)NSW CCA 7.7.2004
Syringe filled with blood
Prior convictions for less serious offences
Female - robbed hairdresserDysfunctional childhood and personal background - Suffering borderline personality disorder and major depression - Failure to give appropriate reduction for mental illness
Fry(34)NSW CCA 16.7.2004
Breached parole - lengthy record - spent most of adult life in custody
Robbed pharmacy using toy gunEvidence of rehabilitation - assistance to authorities - proposed release to full time residential program - failure to provide appropriate supervision upon release from custody prior to commission of offence - delay in Crown appeal
McAlister(18)NSW CCA 30.9.2004
6yNPP 4y (partly concurrent)5yNPP 3y
AA5y 3mNPP 3y 6m
4yNPP 2y 6m
Sign record - BE, larceny - breached paroleMinor juvenile record w recent rob in comp - subject to bond at time of off
Home invasion at night on home of acquaintance - searching for drugs - young female at home alone - mobile phone stolen and resold by RR: significantly deprived upbringing - studied at TAFEMcA: low average intellectual ability - some employment history and favourable character evidence - no previous custodial sentence.
Martin(19)NSW CCA 29.11.2004
s.97(1)SchedA w/i robGIC
5y 4mNPP 4y
AA5y 4mNPP 3y 3m
14 priors, mainly in Children's Court; on bail at time of offence
In company, robbed man of wallet and mobile on street - hit victim on nose with gunDysfunctional family - substance abuse - youth - now studying - special circumstances found
Youkhana(32)NSW CCA 30.11.2004
6y 4mNPP 4y 3m
AA5y 3mNPP 3y 3m
Breached bail for offence of interfering with dead body
Robbed manager of Club with co-offender - three employees bound - video tapes removed - $81,000 stolenIraqi born - Married with children - reasonable prospects of rehabilitation - failed to take into account effect of accumulation
Jones(31)NSW CCA 10.12.2004
6m(concurrent to other sentences)
Crown AA3yNPP 2y
Empty syringe and needle
Lengthy record - breached parole
Stole handbag from man waiting in car - struggle - Delay in detectionDrug addiction
House(40)NSW CCA 17.3.2005
4y 6mNPP 3y
Lengthy record for dishonesty offences - breached parole
With co-offender robbed retail premises forcing occupants into chiller room.
VincentNSW CCA 7.4.2005
Crown AA6yNPP 3y
Baseball bat and knife
Breached parole for multiple AR - offence committed two weeks after release
Female - with 14y son forced entry into unit - female occupant pushed and threatened - property and car stolen - angered by allegation of sexual abuse by son - originally intended to assault complainantAboriginal with drug addiction, mental illness and history of sexual abuse
Collins(48)NSW CCA 20.5.2005
s.97(1)Sched3 x GIC
Female - robbed video store using knife - in possession of goods from break and enter committed by de facto partnerContrition - good prospects of rehabilitation
McNamara(28)NSW CCA 20.5.2005
8yNPP 4y 6m
AA6yNPP 3y 6m
Prior convictions including custody
Robbed football club - co-offender carried pistol - not aware weapon was a gunSupportive partner with 2 children
Wicks(24)NSW CCA 7.6.2005
3yNPP 8m 28d(immed release)
Minor criminal record - breached bond
Female robbed store using knife - Suffering chronic schizophrenia exacerbated by custody - parole revoked prior to appeal
Hardy(26)NSW CCA 30.8.2005
Lengthy; in custody for last 4 years - breached conditional liberty
In company, entered elderly couple's home and took female's handbag, later found with contents intactDV background - heart condition caused by IV drug use - now on methadone and motivated to deal with addiction
DV(22)NSW CCA 8.9.2005
s.97(1)Sched:2 x Assault
3yNPP 27mPeriodic Detention
Employee let three co-offenders into club - employees threatened with pistolCrown appeal when failed to give evidence at second trial of co-offender
MurphyNSW CCA 2.12.2005
4y 3mNPP 3y
AA3y 6mNPP 2y 3m
Female - involved in robbery of security guards - lesser culpability than co-offenders but still vital roleParity
GadsonNSW CCA 14.12.2005
200h CSO4w PSC
3 males threatened and robbed young pedestrian - pressured by co-offenderGenuine remorse - 4 weeks PSC - assistance - excellent prospects of rehabilitation - good employment record - exceptional case
Bichar(32)NSW CCA 23.1.2006
Robbed train passenger using syringeSuffered PTSD from army service and brain injury from accident at work - drug abuse
Ross(18)NSW CCA 15.3.2006
5yNPP 2y 6m
Robbed passenger at trial station - knife not wielded against victim - no pre-planningUnhappy and dysfunctional upbringing - mild developmental disability caused by frontal lobe damage - stole money for food - drug addiction - prospects of rehabilitation
Buonocore(24)NSW CCA 18.5.2006
Knife / firearm
With co-offender robbed female taking pharmacy takings to bank - Male employees robbed in similar circumstances on subsequent occasion - Driver of getaway vehicle - Former employee of pharmacy - careful planning - prime mover
OliveNSW CCA 12.10.2006
2y 3mNPP 15m
Attempted to rob video store with syringe - grabbed female proprietorGood prospects of rehabilitation.
MacDonald(23)NSW CCA 16.4.2007
Att s.97(1)Sched:Armed with intent
Use offensive weapon to avoid detention
Attempted to rob liquor store - attacked by attendant with baseball bat - repeated attempt 6 days laterDrug addiction - mental illness
Liao(25)NSW CCA 2.4.2007
6yNPP 2y 9m
Knife and rolling pin
Lured landlady into bedroom - threatened with weapons - assaulted - tied up and gagged over prolonged period - planned offence - higher than mid-range seriousnessChinese student
Ersman(19)NSW CCA 19.6.2007
AA5yNPP 2y 6m
Three offenders robbed 44y female in car park of railway station at nightBorderline disabled - maladjusted - difficult background - drug and alcohol problems
Wilson-Winship(23)NSW CCA 27.7.2007
3y 9mNPP 2y 3m
Long history of drug related offences - breached parole
Smashed bank window with sledgehammer and stole $60,577.73Prospects of rehabilitation
Legge(18)NSW CCA 27.7.2007
2y 7mNPP 1y 4m
AA2y 7mNPP 10m
Approached male victim at ATM in shopping centre - demanded money and told victim he had a knife - victim was plainclothes police officer.Offence committed under duress from other persons who had planned the robbery.
SimpsonNSW CCA 14.12.2007
AA4y 6mNPP 3y
Stealing, Robbery in company
Female - Approached female victim - threatened and scuffle ensued - robbed victim of digital camera.Drug use - Rehabilitation.
SheridanNSW CCA 5.2.2008
s.97(1)Schedule:Goods in custody
Pistol (unverified on sentence)
Lengthy. Offence committed whilst on parole.
Robbed newsagency of $800 - victim unable to verify actual weapon.Planned offence - little prospect of rehabilitation - drug abuse.
VealeNSW CCA 19.2.2008
10yNPP 7y 6m
Includes AR - breached parole
Robbed female in car park carrying takings from service station - used stolen car - sentenced to concurrent term for SMVDisturbed background - disability to arm means protective custody
Ryan(18)NSW CCA 29.8.2008
Robbed service station attendant armed with knife - stole money and cigarettes - Robbery filmed on CCTV and screened on television - No response from public - Within three days applicant attended police station with parents and made full admissions.Strong subjective case - Voluntary disclosure - Affected by death of cousin - Alcohol abuse - Depression.
Ahmed(35)NSW CCA 5.12.2008
Significant - breached parole
BrownNSW CCA 912.3.2009
s.11 CSPA (Griffiths Remand)
Robbed victim of mobile phone on city street - threatened victim with knife.Out of character - personal circumstances led to clouded judgement.(Full details not outlined in judgment).
NSW CCA 
(concurrent sentence for breach)
Breached bond - lengthy record
Robbed service station armed with knife - attempt to steal motor vehicle old offence
Troubled background with physical and sexual abuse - extensive history of substance abuse - suffering mental condition at time of offence
NSW CCA 
BES, assault, possess implements
With cooffender attended home of victim
from whom had previously purchased drugs - pointed firearm at V demanding money and drugs - took mobile phone and cigarettes
Abusive childhood - mild intellectual disability and mental illness - alcohol and drug abuse - no formal qualifications -special circumstances to allow for rehabilitation - first period of lengthy imprisonment
NSW CCA 
Knife (used by co-offender)
Drove cooffender to scene of robbery - waited in car while cooffender entered premised then drove co-offender away - cooffender threatened shopkeeper with knife and took money.
Manifest inadequacy -However, A had already completed NPP and CCA dated sentence so that A need not return to custody.
NSW CCA 
NPP 2y 9m
AA3y 6mNPP 1y 9m
Threatened nurse and doctor with needle at hospital - stole quantity of hospital drugs.
Had suffered very serious injury from which suffered significant pain and loss of mobility for which drugs were required - suicidal.
SJ failed to take into account mental state.
NSW CCA 
Robbed male walking down street at 1am -took $5 -friends in car - intoxicated -impulsive and unpremeditated offence
Evidence of rehabilitation
NPP 2y 6m
Record including gaol -breached bail
Threatened tobacconist with knife -victim cut on arm - left when customer entered shop
1y 51 weeks
Reckless wound in company
Assault, armed robbery, AOABH.
Robbed 2 young male victims late at night - threatened with knife by S - Crown could not prove that Y was aware of the knife - took mobile phones, bankcards small amounts of money from each victim.
- depressive condition- genuinely remorseful- high prospects of rehabilitation- full-time employment
- severe depressive condition -good prospects for rehabilitation
Possess restricted substance
4y 6mNPP 2y 8m
Robbed service station attendant.
2 x s.112(2)
Four offenders robbed service station - co-offender carried fake pistol and offender carried machete - broke into stores by smashing windows and stole goods
4y 6mNPP 3y 4m 15d
Assault, stealing, BES
With co-offender robbed 15 year old male V at train station - threat of a weapon in that A pretended he had a knife - made V follow them
- took cash and other items.
Drug addiction - Aboriginal
 NSWCCA 28
SMVs.93G - discharge firearmPossess pistol
Agg Sentence:11yNPP 7y
(total discount 30%)
Extensive assistance – total 30%
 NSWCCA 113
s.97(1) attempt with intent to rob
NPP 2y 8m
NPP 2y 11m
Early drug addiction
 NSWCCA 170
Carried in conveyance
NPP 3y 6m
1y 6m concurrent
Aboriginal raised in environment of extreme domestic violence – subjected to sexual and physical abuse at hands of father and institution - early drug and alcohol abuse – low intellectual ability – institutionalised – mental health issues
 NSWCCA 318
Threatened elderly couple on property with knife – demanded guns – threatened to kill or cut throat - alternatively aggressive and calm – after some time was given keys and took guns while victims escaped to neighbouring property
Under influence of ice at time of offence – working with two co-accused
 NSWCCA 172
Robbed two jewellery stores – smashed glass cabinets – took jewellery to value of $44k on each occasion - none recovered – A stated jewellery sold to drug suppliers.
Mental health issues – drug use.
 NSWCCA 178
NPP 2y 3m
NPP 1y 8m
Robbed petrol station of $400 – smashed through glass pane with hammer - threatened station attendant with cigarette lighter and aerosol can which A ignited – V afraid he would be burnt.
Difficult upbringing - genuine remorse -initiative taken by A to rehabilitate – attempt to commence tertiary studies – articulate.
Aboriginal – social disadvantage.
 NSWCCA 190
Sched: Armed Robbery
Both offences committed within a few hours in 2013 – Robbed restaurant pointing item that looked like a pistol at store employee – took $13000 from cash register.
Delay in sentencing.
 NSWCCA 224
Possess prohibited weapon
(taking into account 236 days PSC)
Broke into office of service station at night and threatened employee with hunting knife – demanded money – stole phones – search of house found hand held Taser
History of drug use – on bail for appeal – if not assessed as suitable for ICO appeal to be dismissed