Generally, property crimes take the form of BURGLARY, ROBBERY,
and THEFT. While they are all similar, there are some key differences in each
The key element of Burglary is when a person enters the dwelling
or business of another, not open to the public, with the intent to commit a crime
- any crime.
Robbery, under Pennsylvania law, is defined as (a) Offense
defined. -- (1) A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing
a theft, he: (i) inflicts serious bodily injury upon another; (ii) threatens another
with or intentionally puts him in fear of immediate serious bodily injury; (iii)
commits or threatens immediately to commit any felony of the first or second degree;
(iv) inflicts bodily injury upon another or threatens another with or intentionally
puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; (v) physically takes or removes property
from the person of another by force however slight; or (vi) takes or removes the
money of a financial institution without the permission of the financial institution
by making a demand of an employee of the financial institution orally or in writing
with the intent to deprive the financial institution thereof.
2 criterion; movable or immovable property. Theft of Movable property . -- A person
is guilty of theft if he unlawfully takes, or exercises unlawful control over,
movable property of another with intent to deprive him thereof. (b) Immovable
property. -- A person is guilty of theft if he unlawfully transfers, or exercises
unlawful control over, immovable property of another or any interest therein with
intent to benefit himself or another not entitled thereto.