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noun as in stealing from residence, business

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After the death of Tess’s grandmother, the mother and daughter rummage through grandma’s belongings, finding hints of “deep-rooted family secrets” about burglaries and lost treasure near the Canadian border.

Then 29, she began a 20-year sentence for burglary and car theft as part of a crime ring that stashed hundreds of stolen items in a suburban Colorado storage unit.

The girl speaks about her grandmother and a mysterious past, explaining that she’s found secrets about her grandma, like the mention of a burglary ring and “some sort of lost fortune.”

He was released from prison three months ago — he served 20 years for armed burglary — then met Winestock.

In statistical models that did identify a significant relationship between undocumented immigration and crime, we found undocumented immigration reduces property crimes, such as burglary.

The more accomplished students took classes in safe-cracking, burglary, blackmail, and confidence games.

Identified only as Darius, the teen has been arrested for burglary several times in recent weeks.

The trip was bankrolled by low-level Miami gangster Raul Pacheco, himself already on probation for attempted armed burglary.

They were arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.

Burglary, something he hated, seemed to be the only way to find evidence.

As he was relating an account of a desperate burglary, I asked him what he would have done if the man of the house had awakened.

There was a burglary at Countess Saens' house, and the thief took nothing but papers.

She left here in a violent hurry on her maid coming to say that there had been a burglary at her house.

He wisely concluded that it is not sufficient to commit a successful burglary, if you are afterwards found out.

Even burglary becomes a bore when you have to wait too long idle out in the cold.


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to burglary, such as: break in, crime, heist, larceny, robbery, and theft.

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