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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 76

Burglary

    (1)     A person is guilty of burglary if he enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser with intent—

        (a)     to steal anything in the building or part in question; or

        (b)     to commit an offence

              (i)     involving an assault to a person in the building or part in question; or

              (ii)     involving any damage to the building or to property in the building or part in question—

which is punishable with imprisonment for a term of five years or more.

    (2)     References in subsection (1) to a building shall apply also to an inhabited vehicle or vessel, and shall apply to any such vehicle or vessel at times when the person having a habitation in it is not there as well as at times when he is.

S. 76(3) amended by Nos 9576 s. 11(1), 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 42), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 55).

    (3)     A person guilty of burglary is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).

S. 77 substituted by No. 8425 s. 2(1)(b).



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