burglary

All Noun
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  • It does not include any other aspect of burglary found in England and Wales.
  • He received a criminal record with the police as a young man and served a prison sentence for burglary.
  • Never knew so many burglaries up this way. Cited from Blacksheep! Blacksheep!, by Meredith Nicholson
  • Such signs may be placed to deter burglary even if there is no dog.
  • However, after a few days, the reports of burglaries in towns where the show exhibited became even more numerous. Cited from TCB Across The Continent, by Edg. Darlington
  • Increasing wealth has also increased the gap between the rich and the poor, leading to more and more burglaries.
  • Johnson was serving a sentence for burglary of five years to life at the time of the escape attempt.
  • Some of them would commit up to twenty burglaries a week.
  • Loftus was still living at home when he committed his first arrest for burglary.
  • They were then forced to confess to a series of burglaries that they had never committed.
  • He turned to burglary when his occupation as an electronics expert failed to support his family.
  • Sometimes these little fellows undertake burglaries on their own account, but they are generally caught by the police. Cited from Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe
  • He was convicted of second-degree burglary and sentenced to two years in prison.
  • The two steal the safe a second time to cover the loss of the money taken in the first burglary.
  • He also admitted to the Lisner murder and provided information about several burglaries.
  • Participants receive e-mails related to local security issues such as recently committed burglaries.
  • It was perhaps one of the most unpremeditated burglaries that had ever taken place. Cited from The Rebellion of Margaret, by Geraldine Mockler
  • The police knew it also; and they believed him responsible for a series of nocturnal burglaries. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, by Martin Anderson Nexo
  • As far as the burglaries are concerned, we have every reason to think that they are the work of two or three new hands. Cited from Colonel Thorndyke's Secret, by G. A. Henty
  • In July 2009 some residents asked for additional police presence after multiple burglaries occurred.
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Meaning of burglary

  • noun Entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property