Can you explain the difference between theft, burglary and robbery?

Asked by tonyvalenzuela, Los Angeles, CA Sun Jun 9, 2013

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John Arendsen, Agent, Leucadia, CA
Sun Jun 9, 2013
Theft is stealing your bike from in front of the supermarket. Burglary is stealing your bike out of your garage. Robbery is pointing a gun to your head and demanding your bike.
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Brian Byhower, Agent, Hermosa Beach, CA
Sun Jun 9, 2013
No, but I can make a wicked spicy bloody Mary.
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Meredith McK…, Agent, Pasadena, CA
Sun Jun 9, 2013
Dear Tony:

Theft occurs when personal property you own is intentionally stolen by someone else.
Burglary occurs when someone enters your home or place of business with the intent of stealing from you and does so by breaking and entering.
Robbery occurs when someone with the intent to steal from you uses violent force or the threat of violent force (gun, knife, explosives, rape) to do so.

Hope this helps.

Meredith McKenzie
Podley Properties
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carlos parra…, Other Pro, Monrovia, CA
Sun Jun 9, 2013
This is a Real Estate forum not a Legal one. Go on line and go to:
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It's a perfectly valid question, posted from a page on this site that displays such crime data. The OP isn't seeking legal advice, he's just starting a conversation.

Thanks to John and Meredith for sharing valid responses.
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