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housebreaking

Criminal law the act of entering a building as a trespasser for an unlawful purpose. Assimilated with burglary, 1968
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Housebreakers know hiding places - putting jewellery or cash in a fake tin in the fridge rarely fools them.
The squiggles are actually thought to be a "code" for crooks, giving potential housebreakers details about the building, such as whether it is a good target or has an alarm, or been targeted before successfully.
He features in a crime report as the ringleader of a teenage gang of Cockney pickpockets and housebreakers.
They were hunting for four youths who are known housebreakers but only one was detained after handing himself in.
The party also wants housebreakers sent down for a third time to be locked up for seven years.
A judge said last week that two housebreakers deserved everything they got when they broke into the isolated home of Andy and Tracey Ferrie near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
This follows two housebreakers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, being apprehended by police and their victim being rescued unharmed.
I eschewed a hat, as the only ones I have are a Panama and a polyester football club beanie of the type favoured by teenaged housebreakers.
We are by now accustomed to DNA evidence being used in court to help convict sex offenders, and possibly even housebreakers and murderers.
If I keep coming up with the goods that is what England wantLooks like Birmingham's Jermaine Pennant spoke to a few housebreakers when he was in prison.
A study by criminologists for the Scottish Executive has shown that housebreakers will often stick to one side of a street after a first burglary.
Growing Southern cities: Warm weather all year favors housebreakers and other criminals; many young males, often unemployed, flock to these cities.