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    (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—

"vehicle" includes—

        (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.

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