burglar


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burglar

noun bandit, bank robber, criminal, despoiler, filcher, gangster, holdup man, homo trium literarum, larcener, marauder, pilferer, pillager, plunderer, prowler, raider, rifler, robber, safebreaker, safecracker, seccnd-story thief, sneak thief, spoiler, stealer, stickup man, thief
Associated concepts: burglar's tools, criminal trespass

BURGLAR. One who commits a burglary. (q. v.)

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What sort of burglars are they who steal silver and then throw it into the nearest pond?
His research for Halifax Home Insurance - which involved in-depth interviews with 13 burglars in Nottingham, Bedford and the West Midlands - also found that in some cases security measures work to a burglar's advantage.
GARDAI suspect a cat burglar on a one-man crime spree has been trained in a CIRCUS.
SHOULD a man walk free from court if he lies in wait for a burglar, ties him up, beats him up, throws him in a pit and sets him on fire?
They also advise extending the height of fences to allow plants to interweave and as a result become a barrier to the burglar.
If the burglar wants to risk coming into your house then they have to deal with the consequences.
Senator Balboni's Keynote is expected to have a standing room only crowd on June 2, especially given the long list of association and industry support of the Expo including PSA Security Network, the Long Island Alarm Association (LIAA), the New Jersey Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, Maryland Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, National Capital Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), and the Connecticut Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (CTBFAA).
There's a real fear on the part of families that burglars have free passage and that if a burglar is confronted by a homeowner that the law is on the side of the burglars
Raising the alarm Get a good quality burglar alarm and hang it proud for all to see.
CANOGA PARK - Police were searching Tuesday for a burglar who rappelled by rope into Robinsons-May, tried to break into a vault, but failed, then possibly climbed up the rope and disappeared.
In the latest intervention, Lord Goldsmith said the problem had been blown out of all proportion by the publicity surrounding Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer jailed for shooting dead a teenage burglar.
The issue was highlighted in Britain five years ago when farmer Tony Martin, who had suffered numerous burglaries, shoot dead teenage burglar Fred Barras while the 16-year-old was breaking in to his isolated farmhouse.