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Synonyms for burglary

breaking and entering

Synonyms for burglary

the act of entering a building or room with the intent to commit theft

Words related to burglary

entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

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Acton whose house had been the scene of the original burglary.
To get at this, I endeavored first of all to solve the reason of the original burglary at Mr.
Having found nothing they tried to divert suspicion by making it appear to be an ordinary burglary, to which end they carried off whatever they could lay their hands upon.
It was a stroke of positive genius on his part to see in the burglary scare which was convulsing the country side an opportunity of plausibly getting rid of the man whom he feared.
especially about the waist) when you first came into the house, and I can't help liking the make of you still -- though you have committed burglary, and though you are as crooked as Sin.
Burglary or no burglary," said old Mazey, "she's a fine-grown girl, if ever there was a fine one yet.
In short, I was found guilty of felony, but acquitted of the burglary, which was but small comfort to me, the first bringing me to a sentence of death, and the last would have done no more.
I ought to be able to add that I heard the burglary discussed on adjacent couches before I left I certainly listened for it, and was rather disappointed more than once when I had held my breath in vain.
You haven't explained how burglary, in your case, is merely collecting what is your own," she said.
Murder, burglary, intemperance, or the minor vices you could have borne; but deceit you cannot abide.
The expedition sent to Jerusalem to seize it got into trouble and could not accomplish the burglary, and so the centre of the mausoleum is vacant now.
This fact, which has been very clearly made out, proves conclusively that it was no mere haphazard burglary.
SERIAL raider Charles Tams is back behind bars after carrying out his 32nd burglary - just after being released from a previous lengthy prison sentence.
Yet the relative risk of burglary is now much higher for some groups in society than others, says recent research.
Colin Joseph Spicer, 47, of Seel Street, Liverpool city centre, was charged in connection with two burglaries at Dale Street Eatery, Dale Street, Liverpool city centre, on March 30 and April 3, and one burglary at the Dead Crafty Beer Company, also Dale Street, on March 25.