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Synonyms for break-in

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Synonyms for break-in

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

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Synonyms for break-in

trespassing for an unlawful purpose

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Councillor Margaret Davidson said the break-ins were slick, professional and targeted and people were fearful there would be more.
A member of staff from Premier Cars in Loverock Road also confirmed there had been a number of break-ins to the company's cars.
Kgosi Chikuba said they realised that there was a rapid increase of peculiar house break-ins and illegal employment of foreigners in the three villages hence the formation of the crime prevention cluster.
The Co-op, which has been targeted in a number of break-ins in Wales this year, said the cannons are particularly useful in kiosk areas, which are regularly targeted due to their sale of agerestricted products such as cigarettes and alcohol.
He noted that there has been an increase of break-ins of cars parked outside main hotels in Murang'a town, with the culprits stealing even spare wheels.
A resident who asked not to be named said he was aware of the break-ins and was pleased officers were working to catch the thief.
Coventry Live contactedWarwickshire Police Forceand a spokesperson said that two break-ins were reported.
The proportion of those who said they fell victim to property crimes, whether street robbery, break-ins or car theft, rose from 5.1 percent in June to 5.6 percent in September.
Over the course of seven days, between Monday, June 11, and Monday, June 18, police received 40 reports of break-ins.
He said checks revealed the gang leader had 23 previous criminal records, 15 for break-ins and several others for robbery and drug related offences, while two other accomplices also had previous criminal records.
In total, 11 car break-ins were reported in Larnaca and Oroklini between February 4 and 11.
The incident comes at a time when the city has already faced several shocking car break-ins recently.
According to Ooma, San Francisco, Calif.--a do-it-yourself home phone and security company--there are six basic steps homeowners can take to deter and react to break-ins: