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he is a homeless person, stole foodstuffs from a home. the owner of the home was absent during the incident, however the neighbour saw the incident but was afraid to intervene due to the presence of the knife outline

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He will be charged with Robbery. Below is what the law says under the Penal Code, Chapter 63.

Offence: “Any person who steals anything, and, at or immediately before or immediately after the time of stealing it, uses or threatens to use actual violence to any person or property in order to obtain or retain the thing stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to its being stolen or retained, is guilty of the felony termed robbery.”

Punishment: “Any person who commits the felony of robbery is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.”
 

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but he did not use threat neither violence
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What was the purpose of the knife if not for threatening to use violence?
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he is accustomed to carrying it,he is a homeless person, he therefore has to have it for self defense he is vulnerable to attacks
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We have not heard of any law which gives homeless persons power to walk with knives or any such tool as a means of self defense.
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