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Burglary

The act of entering a building unlawfully with the intention of committing a crime, usually but not always theft. Burglary is illegal in nearly every jurisdiction.
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Charmaine Bucknill, 24, of Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool, who has no previous convictions, was given an 18-month suspended jail sentence and 150 hours' unpaid work for conspiracy to burgle.
This defendant not only took part in the burglary but exceeded the bounds of the criminal plan to simply burgle and thus he faces the indictment for murder," said Mr Medland.
TWO men charged with conspiring to burgle the home of a Wrexham woman who was later allegedly murdered were further remanded in custody yesterday.
Philip Brown and Robert Harper both pleaded guilty to burgling a house in Knowle, attempting to burgle a neighbouring house and then burgling another house in Dorridge.
She is charged with conspiracy to burgle the DH1 club in North Road in October last year and money-laundering the proceeds.
Gavin and Barry Groves travelled from Kirkby to burgle addresses at Aughton, near Ormskirk.
Then, while on the run, he burgled Woolworths at Shotton, tried to burgle Shotton Post Office, burgled Rivertown Church at Shotton and stole a laptop computer, tried to burgle the Tandoori Balti restaurant but failed to get in, and also burgled the Royal Charter public house.
Mr Thomas said that four men pleaded guilty at Stoke Crown Court last December to conspiracy to burgle or attempt to burgle 35 houses.
Brian Phipps, 25, of St Margaret's Road, Scotswood, convicted of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to burgle and was given 12 years, concurrently.
On leaving custody, he had fallen back in with old friends who had given him some tablets and he had gone out to burgle.
Larry Clack, aged 29, of Carey Street, Coventry, was freed after Judge Mark Eades upheld a submission made by Graeme Simpson that an allegation of conspiracy to burgle should not be allowed to go the jury.
One of the men, 28-year-old Dean Martin Lindon, of Mawnan Close, Exhall, Coventry, admitted conspiracy to burgle.