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Is it robbery, burglary or theft?

People often use burglary, robbery and theft all in the same context, but in the legal world, robbery and burglary are two separate crimes. Theft is a crime which occurs when a person takes property from another person without authorization or consent with the intent to deprive the owner of the use of the property. Robbery also involves taking another person's property, but the theft occurs by use of physical force or fear. Crimes of robbery are generally more serious than theft.