CHAPTER 246 - ROBBERY

AN ACT TO AMEND 4716 AND 4717 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, BEING SECTIONS 20 AND 21 OF CHAPTER 149, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 216, VOLUME 32, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO ROBBERY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 4716, Section 20, of Chapter 149 of the Revised Code of Delaware, and 4717, Section 21 of Chapter 149 of the Revised Code of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 216, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, entitled "Offenses Against the Lives and Persons of Individuals" relating to robbery be and the same are hereby amended by repealing 4716 and 4717 thereof and by substituting for said repealed Sections in lieu thereof the following new Sections to be known as 4716, Section 20, and4717, Section 21:

4716. Section 20. Robbery, Defined; Penalty:--If any person shall feloniously take from the person of another, by violence, or by putting in fear, any money or other property or thing, which may be the subject of larceny, he shall be deemed guilty of robbery and felony and shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and shall be imprisoned for not less than three years nor more than twenty-five years, and may, in case of first offense, be whipped with not more than forty lashes, in the discretion of the Court; provided that if the offense shall be otherwise than the first offense said offender shall be whipped with forty lashes.

4717. Section 21. Assault with intent to commit robbery; Penalty:--If any person shall assault another with intent to commit robbery, he shall be deemed guilty of felony and shall be fined not less than three hundred dollars ($300.00), and shall be imprisoned for not less than one year and not more than ten years, and may, in the discretion of the Court be whipped with not more than twenty lashes.

Approved April 18, 1935.