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Synonyms for burglary

breaking and entering

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Synonyms for burglary

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

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Words related to burglary

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

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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.
"Burglary or no burglary," said old Mazey, "she's a fine-grown girl, if ever there was a fine one yet.
Superintendent Paul Moxley, local policing commander for Telford & Wrekin, said: "We know burglary has a significant impact on our local communities.
Hakim Aziz, 21, of Nicholls Street, West Bromwich, admitted one count of attempted burglary of a house, two counts of burglary of a house and theft of a motor vehicle, and one count of handling stolen goods.
Detective Constable Rhian O'Reilly, from West Mercia Police, said: "We welcome these convictions as burglary is a very emotive and intrusive crime.
Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni has announced the arrest of three individuals for their alleged involvement in a residential burglary.
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to 28 counts of burglary, six counts of theft of motor vehicle, two counts of attempted burglary, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Official statistics show there were 45 council wards in which at least 90pc of burglary investigations ended with no suspect being identified in the last year.
One man aged 30 was arrested on suspicion of burglary and attempted burglary and a 35-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.
NEW figures have revealed the places in Merseyside where you are most likely to become a victim of burglary.
Detective Inspector Andrew McCourt of Merseyside Police said: "As a force, we will continue to implement Operation Castle, our ongoing response to burglary offences across Merseyside, to pursue and put before the courts anyone suspected of being involved in burglary offences in our communities as well as preventing further offences
North Wales Police has published figures showing where the burglary hotspots in the region are, following a Freedom of Information request from the Daily Post.
Ashley Simpson, 32, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of burglary.