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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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Police, city politicians, alarm industry representatives and residents spent much of 2003 debating whether police should continue to respond to burglar alarms without evidence of a break-in, such as verification by a neighbor or a security-company representative.
Quick background for those of you just joining the burglar alarm debate: In January, after months of consideration, the Police Commission ordered LAPD patrol officers to stop rolling on calls for service initiated by unverified residential and commercial burglar alarms in the city.
The burglar alarm issue was raised last year when Police Chief Bill Bratton said he did not want to have officers respond to any of the private alarms unless there was visual verification of a crime in progress.
Burglar alarm, Wachusett Regional High School, Main Street.
I'm not committing to any improvement in the response to burglar alarms.
Critics claim the Los Angeles Police Department never has responded to burglar alarms in a timely manner, with officers showing up hours after an alarm has been tripped - long after a burglar could have made off with the loot.
Police are reminding residents to lock their doors at night, activate burglar alarms and use motion detector lighting if possible.
The first section of the report covers the detailed overview of burglar alarm including its scope, why it is used, product type, etc.
She's getting Buster to fit a sophisticated burglar alarm, although when I say sophisticated, the walls actually wobble when she presses the buttons.
EXCLUSIVE A NEW jail is being fitted with a burglar alarm to stop criminals breaking in.
London, June 15 (ANI): Hours before his victory in the final of the Aegon Championship at Queen's Club, Andy Murray "woke up in a panic" after the burglar alarm went off at his mansion in Surrey, prompting him to stalk the corridors in just his underwear and armed with a trusty tennis racquet.
But West Yorkshire Police say people need to be vigilant and not give any details about their burglar alarm to anyone.