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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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WORCESTER - A Shrewsbury man was sentenced to state prison Thursday for a series of housebreaks and related larcenies in 2011.
WEST BOYLSTON - Police are asking for residents to report any suspicious vehicles or people in their neighborhoods after an increase in housebreaks in the region.
"We have recovered property and are evaluating the evidence to see if there is a connection to other reported housebreaks."