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    Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter

    Hi everybody,
    I really wanna know what's the difference between these words:

    Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter?

    It's really confusing. So, I'd be really grateful when you tell me

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter

    Quote Originally Posted by *Sama* View Post
    Hi everybody,
    I really
    want to know what's the difference between these words:

    Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter?

    It's really confusing. So, I'd be really grateful when you tell me

    Thank you in advance

    Please write in a normal size font. Have you looked them up in a dictionary?

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    Re: Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter

    yeah but I didn't understand a thing. It was a little complicated. I want it in a simple way.

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    Re: Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter

    Thief | Define Thief at Dictionary.com
    Thief, robber refer to one who steals. A thief takes the goods or property of another by stealth without the latter's knowledge: like a thief in the night. A robber trespasses upon the house, property, or person of another, and makes away with things of value, even at the cost of violence: Arobber held up two women on the street.
    A shoplifter steals things from a store secretly. Pretending to be a customer and then putting things in his pocket and walking out.

    A burglar takes things after breaking into your home, for example.

    A mugger accosts you and takes your valuables directly from you, with the threat of violence done if you don't comply. Same as "robber" basically.

    There is a lot of common ground among these words.

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    Re: Burglar, robber, mugger, thief, and shoplifter

    Thank you
    That's really helpful.

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