What is burglary?

A burglary is when someone breaks into, or attempts to break into, a building with the purpose of committing a criminal act, usually theft.

Distraction burglary

Distraction burglary is when offenders trick or dupe an occupant or distract them to gain entrance. They may say they are from a utility company such as the water board, or ask for a glass of water to gain access to the property and commit burglary. They may be working alone or with someone else. Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to this type of burglary.