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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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A HOUSEBREAKER is on the run after he and an accomplice were sentenced for violent burglaries.
1916: A housebreaker forced a door to get into a home in Cleveland Road, Marsh.
MICHAEL AND LLOYD O CORONATION STREET Former housebreaker Michael finally makes it to work at StreetCars after Nick and David are forced to explain to Steve that they had warned him to stay away.
Being a gifted jockey shouldn't excuse him any alleged misdemeanour, any more than a judge should release a housebreaker because he runs a successful locksmith's business.
But after the bungled release of housebreaker Colin Watson and murderer Jamie McCormick from court on Thursday the rollout of the scheme across Scotland has been shelved.
His stories, many of which originally appeared in The New Yorker, have been collected in such books as The Enormous Radio (1953), The Housebreaker of Shady Hill (1958), The Brigadier and the Golf Widow (1964), and The World of Apples (1973).
Though, essentially, that's just a housebreaker with type 2 diabetes.
CORONATION STREET Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri ITV Nick and David turn nasty when Gail decides to help out housebreaker Michael Gail McIntyre really takes having a thing for bad boys to a whole new level - and never learns from her mistakes.
The man holds the 2010 record for the housebreaker with most crimes without being jailed, new Justice Ministry figures show.
They included Parker, the Cockney housebreaker turned butler who helped Lady Penelope save the day whenever the Thunderbirds pilots ran into
At Cardiff Quarter Sessions, a 17-year-old girl housebreaker from Ely who stole clothing worth pounds 30 while she was already on remand was sent to Borstal for three years.