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guybrush  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 11, 2015

Firstly, glad you're okay and are putting a positive spin on things.

Secondly, I can't believe people risk getting caught for armed robbery, over robbery, when the maximum they are getting is a phone and a wallet. I don't know how it works where you live, but I think this automatically increases the standard minimum sentence in the UK from 1 year to 4 years - and it doesn't matter if it's a real or imitation firearm. Also, the level of police response and effort is going to be significantly different so they are far more likely to get caught.

_refugee_  ·  1705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am pretty sure the fact he had an object which he claimed was a gun and which he used to threaten me escalates the level of the crime here too. Not sure how much though.