Burglar



a person who commits burglary.
Contemporary Examples

Alan Turing’s Brother: He Should Be Alive Today John Ferrier Turing June 22, 2012
Alan Turing’s Brother: He Should Be Alive Today John Ferrier Turing June 22, 2012
The Kids Who Robbed Hollywood Nicole LaPorte October 25, 2009
How Social Scientists, and the Rest of Us, Got Seduced By a Good Story Megan McArdle April 29, 2013
10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography Ben Jacobs April 27, 2012

Historical Examples

The Confessions of Arsne Lupin Maurice Leblanc
Within the Law Marvin Dana
The Chase of the Golden Plate Jacques Futrelle
Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective Ellis Parker Butler
Crime: Its Cause and Treatment Clarence Darrow

noun
a person who commits burglary; housebreaker
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