burglary burglary  /ˈbɜrɡlə ri/


  • (n) entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

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  1. Denver's burglary binge was stunning.
  2. He has done time for burglary but says most of his gang's members have jobs and families.
  3. After police picked him up several times on burglary charges, he was sent to a Mennonite-run youth village for three years.


  1. Authorities investigate burglary at Ozark Border Electric Co-op

    Authorities are investigating a burglary at Ozark Border Electric Cooperative in Malden, Missouri.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau

  2. Burglary Suspects Caught on Video Using Credit Cards

    A couple of suspected burglary suspects could get busted if someone out there recognizes them.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KIII Corpus Christi

  3. Burglary suspect flips car during getaway

    SAN DIEGO — A burglary suspect flipped his car while trying to flee police Thursday afternoon, causing a major backup on Miramar Road, police said. The events leading up to the crash began Thursday morning, when a woman returned to …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 5 San Diego


  1. "What this means is if a judge had contributed to Crime Stoppers that judge could not hear a burglary case," said Earle. "Carried to its extreme, that is what I think this motion means and I think that's absurd."
    on Oct 21, 2005 By: Ronnie Earle Source: USA Today

  2. Home Secretary Alan Johnson said: "The latest crime statistics are encouraging. Since 1997, overall crime has fallen by 36% - a total of six million fewer crimes. Violence is down by 41% and domestic burglary down by 54%."
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Alan Johnson Source: Sky News

  3. "There was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place - so far so good," Obama said, adding that he'd hope the police were called if he were seen breaking into his own house.
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Daily Kos (blog)

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