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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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CHILDREN as young as 15 were among suspected housebreakers arrested by police in a crackdown in Edinburgh.
Burglars from Dublin to Doha will be toasting Phil Hogan as the man who has finally gave the housebreaker a break.
Unsuspecting housebreakers Mark Robson and Daniel Conroy burgled a home on Garnet Street, Middlesbrough, not realising it was fitted with camera equipment.
Det Insp Bob Bradford, from Thornhill Road CID, appealed to householders to do their bit to keep the housebreakers out.
Stick him near the door and he's guaranteed to grab housebreakers (or Steffan Freund) squarely around the neck.
Not that Nuvo is expected to replace Moses the talking parrot as a deterrent to housebreakers.
Hardened housebreakers are hardly likely to trust the authorities to ignore a written confession.
These houses attract housebreakers anyway and everyone in the area tries to ensure that their security is good.
No wonder six out of 10 housebreakers in the country escape scot-free while police waste their time on this rubbish.
Among the initiatives hailed as successes are Operation Otumba, staged last December, which targeted housebreakers in Bell Green and Wyken and involved both uniformed and plain-clothed officers, and Operation Saintway, a similar police exercise staged in the north-east in January, 2001.
Now Justice Minister Alan Shatter has revealed that in Dublin, where Operation Acer is under way, gardai have already had significant success against serial housebreakers.
The community payback scheme passed by SNP ministers has a huge black hole in its funding and will let muggers, housebreakers and even sex offenders dodge jail.