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Sheriff: Arizona Burglars Showered After Stealing

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By Jason Beahm on October 05, 2010 7:07 AM

What makes a burglary extra special? How about topping it off with bite to eat, something to drink and a shower?

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Eloy, Arizona, two houses were burglarized in which the burglars only stole food and water and after they were finished, the burglars showered. Pinal County Sheriff's deputies believe that the burglars were illegal immigrants.

One homeowner came home to find the Arizona burglars attempting to steal food and water from his home. He tried to tackle one of the burglars, but both successfully ran away into the desert. It begs the question, which is more disturbing: having your home broken into, or having your toilet and shower used by burglars?

In one case, the Arizona burglars entered through a rear window and went through the food and water as well as several backpacks, leaving a scattered mess behind. In the other break in, the burglars forced entry through a window and stole a pocketknife and food, before the burglars showered and used the homeowners toilet.

Burglary is a common law offense, defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with the intent to commit any crime inside. Physical breaking and entering is not requirement of the offense; the offender may simply trespass through an open door. The main difference between robbery and burglary is that there is usually no victim present during a burglary. Therefore while both are considered serious crimes, burglary is generally considered less serious than robbery because robbery is more aggressive, confrontational, dangerous and violent.

The suspects are reportedly clean and fresh, and still on the loose.

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