Burglary means breaking into a building to steal something.
- Burglaries plagued the new development.
Robbery is the taking of one’s property by threat or force.
- London’s Great Train Robbery of 1963 involved 20 people.
Theft is the taking of one’s property without threat or force.
- Identity theft is a fast growing crime in America.
(Note: Larceny is the legal term for theft or stealing.)