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Jun
09

Theft, Robbery and Burglary


Working currently in the insurance industry, I am supposed to be aware of the difference between these terms which I till date thought could be used interchangeably.

A legal definition

Theft is ‘the dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving that person of it’.

Robbery is where ‘a person steals and immediately before or at the time and in order to do so, uses force on any person or puts or seeks to put, any person in fear of being, then and there, subjected to force’.

A burglary is where someone enters a building, or part of a building, as a trespasser with the intent to steal, inflict grievous bodily harm, rape, or commit criminal damage.

It is not uncommon for people to say ‘My house has been robbed’ when they actually mean they have been burgled. Unless a degree of violence is used or threatened, it is NOT robbery.

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