(1) A person (A) commits a carjacking if—
(a) A steals a vehicle; and
(b) immediately before or at the time of doing so, and in order to do so, A—
(i) uses force on another person; or
(ii) puts or seeks to put another person (B) in fear that B or anyone else will then and there be subjected to force.
(2) A person who commits a carjacking commits an offence and is liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).
(3) In this section—
(a) a motor vehicle;
(b) a vessel within the meaning of the Marine Safety Act 2010 .
Note to s. 79 inserted by No. 48/2018 s. 91.
An offence against this section is a category 2 offence under the Sentencing Act 1991 . See section 5(2H) of that Act for the requirement to impose a custodial order for this offence unless the circumstances set out in paragraphs (a) to (e) of that subsection exist.
S. 79A inserted by No. 50/2016 s. 4.