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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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Police are hunting housebreakers in Aberdeenshire after two separate incidents this week - one of which involved the theft of a highend car.
Meanwhile, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard yesterday voiced support for his former rival and called for tougher jail sentences for housebreakers.
Seventy-nine child housebreakers were snared in Glasgow between April 1, 2014, and March 31 last year - the highest number of any local authority in Scotland.
IA combination of unoccupied properties and daylight until late is honey to housebreakers.
December 14, 1915: The Examiner reported that 'housebreakers' burgled five homes in Milnsbridge and Golcar stealing jewellery worth PS50.
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.
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.